100 episodes

Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work. Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.

Power Your Parenting: Moms With Teens Colleen O'Grady LPC, LMFT, author, speaker & C-Suite Radio

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work. Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.

    A Blend of Acceptance and Unacceptable

    A Blend of Acceptance and Unacceptable

    This is our 100th episode of Power Your Parenting: Moms with Teens Podcast. Woo Hoo. This is because of all you amazing listeners.
    Does your teen feel accepted by you? Why is this important?
    A big part of your parenting job is to tell your teen what is unacceptable. Setting boundaries and consequences for unacceptable, unhealthy, risky or dangerous behaviors is the hard work of parenting and is desperately needed.
    Your teens behavior can be unacceptable, but who they are and their true essence should always be acceptable.
    In this episode we talk about what it means to accept your teen and for them to feel your acceptance. And how this builds a secure attachment.
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    • 33 min
    Help for Moms of Juniors and Seniors

    Help for Moms of Juniors and Seniors

    After observing moms and teens for decades, I see predictable traps moms of juniors and seniors fall into . These traps dial up the drama, leave your relationship strained and you drained. This podcast will help you avoid these common pitfalls so you wont miss these precious years with your teen before they go off to college. With a little information, awareness and strategy you can avoid the traps and experience everything you hope for before your teen leaves home.
    This is a hard season. Legally your eighteen year old may be an adult but they are far from it with their undeveloped prefrontal cortex. You are well aware of their emotional immaturity.
    Your knee deep in the college application process and your teen doesn’t seem to be taking everything as serious as you. All of this stresses you out. You could relax if you saw your teen was being responsible but you don’t. You feel the pressure to get them ready before they leave home.
    You want to see them being mature and responsible. But you don’t see evidence of that. I have heard this statement from parents for decades.
    How can my teen be ready for college if they cant even...

    manage their money

    clean their room

    work on their college applications

    get up on time

    do their chores.

    And when you see this irresponsibility it can throw you into a panic.
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    • 32 min
    Moving Forward in 2021

    Moving Forward in 2021

    Would you like to feel like you're moving forward in 2021?
    This episode is the last in a 3-part series to help you successfully start 2021.
    I want to focus on how you and your family can move forward even in the midst of a global pandemic and the constant barrage of bad news.
    Experiencing moving forward is so important to our mental health. You see that clearly with your teen. You want to see your teen moving forward with their emotional maturity, friendships, academics, talents, and accomplishments.
    Just like its good for your teens vibrancy and emotional health; it's good for our vibrancy and emotional health to see that we are moving forward.
    Building on last week we want to take what you want and help you move forward. There are three tools to help you mover forward: unleash the power of goal setting, creating affirmations and using visualizations.
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    • 33 min
    What Do You Want?

    What Do You Want?

    What do you want?
    This episode is the second in a three- part series. Think of this as your virtual retreat. My intention is to help you start the new year strong
    The previous episode we explored what you were tolerating. So that you can clean up the messes and irritations from 2020 and not drag them into the new year. When you dial down what you tolerate you free up attention for what you really want.
    In this episode we explore how moms tie themselves up in knots around what we want. Often we just say "I don't Know."
    I give you writing and vision exercises to help you identify what you want in seven different areas of your life.
    Let's have a little fun!
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    • 35 min
    What Are Your Tolerating?

    What Are Your Tolerating?

    In the next several weeks I will lead you through a process to get you ready for the new year. Think of this as your personal retreat.
    What are you tolerating?
    Today we are going to explore tolerations, messes, and irritations. You know the things that annoy you on a daily basis and steal your I feel good energy.
    If I ask you the question what are you tolerating? What’s the first thing that comes to mind?
    Maybe the first thing that comes to your mind is something about your teen, your boss, or your partner. In other words you are tolerating your relationships.
    Or, maybe the first thing that you thought of is the color of your kitchen wall, all those piles of papers on the table, or the kitchen disposal that hasn’t worked in a year. You are tolerating things in your physical space.
    Heres the thing. All of us tolerate things we shouldn't, instead of handling them. Every time we tolerate things instead of managing them they drain our energy. It steals our attention away from what we really want to do and what we want to achieve. And if we don’t handle these little things in life we can go into resignation. Like if I can’t handle these little irritations then I can’t have what I want and we feel this at a deep unconscious level.
    This episode helps you become aware of what you're tolerating and gives you a plan to clean up your irritations and messes in your physical space and your relationships.

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    • 27 min
    Mindfulness, Meditation, and Parenting

    Mindfulness, Meditation, and Parenting

    Today we are going to talk about how mindfulness meditation can dial down the drama and help you be the best parent for your teens.
    Did you know that 47 different studies showed that mindfulness meditation reduces anxiety, reduces depression, increases well being , improves quality of sleep, and improves health outcomes?
    I have a special guest today that will help us explore mindfulness and parenting.
    Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, is a mindful mama mentor. Hunter is the creator of the Mindful Parenting course, host of the Mindful Mama podcast and widely-followed author of Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids. She helps parents bring more calm and peace into their daily lives. Hunter has over twenty years of experience in meditation practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide.
    Hunter has a special gift for you today. Thirty-six minutes in Hunter will lead you in a special nine minute meditation to help you reduce stress.
    Here are some questions you can explore.
    1. How did you get interested in mindfulness and meditation practices.
    2. What is mindfulness and how does that help your parenting?
    3. Can you explain how mindfulness meditation changes the brain?
    4. How do you practice mindfulness?
    You can contact Hunter at https://www.mindfulmamamentor.com/
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    • 49 min

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