Parenting isn't easy, and it's normal to worry. Lynn Lyons, therapist, author, and speaker is one of the world's experts on helping parents, kids, and teens manage anxiety. She talks with co-host and sister-in-law Robin Hutson in a weekly podcast full of concrete advice, laughs, and practical advice without the psychobabble.
Flusterclux represents that feeling of overwhelm. Each episode is filled with practical advice for parents how to better manage their worry and big feelings like anger and sadness so that they are modeling healthy emotional awareness. Lynn answers listener questions and gives parents concrete strategies for developing the traits that are their kids' best defenses against anxiety and depression later in life: flexibility, resilience, autonomy, and problem solving.
New episodes every Friday at 12AM EST.
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Developing Your Kid's Autonomy: How Controlling Are You?
In this new, three-episode series, we unpack Lynn Lyons's big triad: Autonomy, Flexibility, and Problem Solving. These essential skills help prevent mental health issues from developing, and, of course, Lynn will tell you how to nurture them in your children.
We tackle autonomy in this episode, and the important question every parent should ask: "How controlling am I with my kids?"
What Parents Need To Know About Anxiety Medication For Children
The decision to medicate an anxious child is a big one for parents, as it should be. In this episode, we address the most important considerations. And Lynn gets real about the changes she’s seen over her thirty years of clinical practice.
The Good News About Your Kid's Psychological Immune System
immune system and the role of both positive and adverse childhood experiences. While adverse childhood experiences could happen to our kids, parents can have much more control over creating the seven positive childhood experiences that support mental health for life.
What's New in Season 4 of Flusterclux
Anxious Kids? Worried Parents? Flusterclux offers authentic, compassionate straight talk for parents to support their family’s mental health with the stresses of our new normal. Anxiety has been a growing, dominant force in the culture in recent years, and parents need to be on the offense to manage it for themselves and for their kids. Anxiety is treatable when families have the right tools. Psychotherapist and author Lynn Lyons guides you through the "flusterclux" of raising a family.
Back To School! 4 Ways to Boost Your Kids' Mental Health
The Back To School season is here, and it's important to check in on the state of your kid's mental health. Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons walks us through this list of things to think about to see how you can support your family's mental health, from sleep to social connection. Lynn also talks to parents feeling anxious about sending their kids off to class in another year of COVID.
Yelling At Our Kids: When its OK and When It's Not
Yelling, or even when kids perceive that we are yelling, is a part of most family communications. In this episode anxiety expert and therapist, Lynn Lyons, LICSW, talks about the things we need to pay attention to if and when we yell. This is the last of our short summer episodes before Season 4!
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Love the information and ideas shared! Super helpful.
Practical and Powerful
This is an excellent podcast. It is grounded in real life scenarios that are highly relatable. The discussions are thoughtful and the concepts are presented in a way that is easy to understand.
Over the past few years, I have read "Anxious Kids Anxious Parents" cover to cover and attended two talks and one all day seminar with Lynn. As an anxious parent who has an anxious daughter, I am thrilled that she and Robin have come out with a Podcast. Every episode has been incredibly informative. I appreciate how Lynn approaches each worrisome scenario, breaks it down for parents to understand and explains how to help a struggling child. I just finished the phobia episode which hits close to home as my daughter struggles with Amataphobia. It was very helpful to hear how important it is to speak about the process vs. the worry. Thank you so very much for guiding me with your practical and understandable approach with anxiety. I think you are brilliant and I'm truly and grateful for all the work that you are doing.