120 episodes

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 laughs, and practical advice without the psychobabble. At the beginning of the pandemic, Lynn and Robin started the Flusterclux podcast when their parenting retreats went on hiatus, and they're now 2 years in, talking about anxiety and worry, their love for Mr. Rogers, and the crazy things the mental health field gets WRONG about anxiety.
Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons has been a therapist for over 30 years. She's an author of 3 books with a new one coming out in October and has traveled around the US and Canada training hundreds of audiences teachers, school nurses, counselors and parents about managing anxiety.
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 5AM EST.
Find us at flusterclux.com https://www.facebook.com/flusterclux https://www.instagram.com/flusterclux/

Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons: For Parents Who Worry Lynn Lyons LICSW, Robin Hutson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 167 Ratings

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 laughs, and practical advice without the psychobabble. At the beginning of the pandemic, Lynn and Robin started the Flusterclux podcast when their parenting retreats went on hiatus, and they're now 2 years in, talking about anxiety and worry, their love for Mr. Rogers, and the crazy things the mental health field gets WRONG about anxiety.
Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons has been a therapist for over 30 years. She's an author of 3 books with a new one coming out in October and has traveled around the US and Canada training hundreds of audiences teachers, school nurses, counselors and parents about managing anxiety.
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 5AM EST.
Find us at flusterclux.com https://www.facebook.com/flusterclux https://www.instagram.com/flusterclux/

    The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #3 get uncomfortable on purpose

    The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #3 get uncomfortable on purpose

    Anxiety wants certainty, and when that’s not possible, avoidance becomes the demand. Unfortunately, as anxious families fall into patterns of avoidance, anxiety strengthens. Families need a different strategy, a way to break patterns and retrain the worried brain. In this episode, Lynn explains how to build on the first two puzzle pieces of expecting and talking to worry (our first two episodes in this seven-part series). It’s now time to DO the opposite of what worry demands: step into situations that actually make worry arrive, and lay down new pathways by responding differently. This puzzle piece is the meat of the sandwich…it takes courage and encouragement, as well as consistency and practice. The worried brain needs the opportunity to relearn. 

    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best family pool. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re half sold, so register today! Rooms start at $459. And there are only 3 private session with Lynn left!

    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

    
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    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
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    FOLLOW US
    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
    Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.
    Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
    New episodes arrive Friday at 5:00AM EST.

    • 47 min
    The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #2 How to Talk To Your Kid's Worry (And Your Own)

    The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #2 How to Talk To Your Kid's Worry (And Your Own)

    Externalizing worry (and other strong emotions) teaches children and parents to take a step back and notice HOW worry and other big feelings operate. Changing the response to worry (instead of changing the environment to meet anxiety’s demands) is a powerful skill. Consistency and practice are key, and Lynn talks about how to explain and use externalizing in your family to promote emotional intelligence and management. These skills are relevant for kids and adults.
    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best resort pool for families. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re now over half sold, so register today! Rooms start at $459. And there are only 3 private session with Lynn left! Registration will close August 1.

    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

    VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU
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    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
    Credit Karma uses your credit data to find loan offers that are personalized to you, so you can have a better idea of what loan amount you can get approved for. Credit Karma will even show you your chances of approval, so you can choose between loan offers that you’re more likely to get approved for and apply with more confidence. Comparing loan offers on Credit Karma is 100% free, won’t affect your credit scores and could save you money. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers.
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    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
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    New episodes arrive Friday

    • 31 min
    Best of Summer Episodes: Summer Camp & Separation Anxiety

    Best of Summer Episodes: Summer Camp & Separation Anxiety

    Today we talk about the separation anxiety parents feel around summer camp, because it really is harder on us that it is on them. How can we best prepare our own kids leaving home for somewhere new? How we can manage our worry when our kids are out of our sight? Why is it so important to learn this skill as a parent?
    Here is the article we mention where Lynn was interviewed in Outside Magazine talking about summer camp and technology.

    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best family pool. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re half sold, so register today! Rooms start at $459. And there are only 3 private session with Lynn left!
    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

    VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU
    Auto Approve is an online service that makes vehicle refinancing easier and faster. Auto Approve connects vehicle owners with a network of top credit unions, banks and finance companies to find the best available interest rates – then helps handle the paperwork, simplifying the vehicle refinance process from beginning to end, and putting more money back in your wallet. Refinance your auto loan through Auto Approve, and they’ll send our listeners $100 autoapprove.com/adalyst.
    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
    Credit Karma uses your credit data to find loan offers that are personalized to you, so you can have a better idea of what loan amount you can get approved for. Credit Karma will even show you your chances of approval, so you can choose between loan offers that you’re more likely to get approved for and apply with more confidence. Comparing loan offers on Credit Karma is 100% free, won’t affect your credit scores and could save you money. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers.
    FOLLOW US
    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
    Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.
    Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
    New episodes arrive Friday at 5:00AM EST.

    • 44 min
    The 7 Essential Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #1 Expect To Worry

    The 7 Essential Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #1 Expect To Worry

    Whether you’re a loyal listener or new to the podcast, you’ll want to join us for this seven-part series on Lynn Lyon’s approach to anxiety. Each week during the summer, Lynn and Robin will talk about one of the puzzle pieces that creates an anxiety disrupting strategy for parents and kids. Together, they are the foundation for a family to shift their anxious patterns. Lynn will explain the steps in order, just as she does in her practice, so that families have the clarity, language and confidence to manage worry. This week we start with “Expect to Worry.” 

    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best family pool. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re half sold, so register today! And there are only 3 private session with Lynn left!
    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

    VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU
    Auto Approve is an online service that makes vehicle refinancing easier and faster. Auto Approve connects vehicle owners with a network of top credit unions, banks and finance companies to find the best available interest rates – then helps handle the paperwork, simplifying the vehicle refinance process from beginning to end, and putting more money back in your wallet. Refinance your auto loan through Auto Approve, and they’ll send our listeners $100 autoapprove.com/adalyst.
    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
    Credit Karma uses your credit data to find loan offers that are personalized to you, so you can have a better idea of what loan amount you can get approved for. Credit Karma will even show you your chances of approval, so you can choose between loan offers that you’re more likely to get approved for and apply with more confidence. Comparing loan offers on Credit Karma is 100% free, won’t affect your credit scores and could save you money. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers.
    FOLLOW US
    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
    Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.
    Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
    New episodes arrive Friday at 5:00AM EST.

    • 27 min
    The Skills of Connection Every Kid (and Adult) Needs Now

    The Skills of Connection Every Kid (and Adult) Needs Now

    Friendships and connection sustain us, but that doesn’t mean they’re always smooth or come naturally. In this episode, Lynn and Robin talk about the ways we can help foster the skills of connection, how to support our kids and teens as they navigate friendships, and why Lynn will never go on another girls weekend.
    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best family pool. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re half sold, so register today! And there are only 3 private session with Lynn left!
    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

    VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU
    Auto Approve is an online service that makes vehicle refinancing easier and faster. Auto Approve connects vehicle owners with a network of top credit unions, banks and finance companies to find the best available interest rates – then helps handle the paperwork, simplifying the vehicle refinance process from beginning to end, and putting more money back in your wallet. Refinance your auto loan through Auto Approve, and they’ll send our listeners $100 autoapprove.com/adalyst.
    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
    Credit Karma uses your credit data to find loan offers that are personalized to you, so you can have a better idea of what loan amount you can get approved for. Credit Karma will even show you your chances of approval, so you can choose between loan offers that you’re more likely to get approved for and apply with more confidence. Comparing loan offers on Credit Karma is 100% free, won’t affect your credit scores and could save you money. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers.
    FOLLOW US
    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
    Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.
    Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
    New episodes arrive Friday at 5:00AM EST.

    • 52 min
    What You Really Need To Know About Tracking Your Kids

    What You Really Need To Know About Tracking Your Kids

    Technology allows us to track most everything, including our children. But do tracking apps actually keep our families safer? And how does tracking impact the development of key skills our kids need to be out in the world? Anxiety loves certainty, but it comes with a price.
    JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY RETREAT
    This is our first retreat where you can bring the kids, too, and we’re hosting an incredible weekend at the Four Seasons Orlando September 30-October 2. In addition to two morning workshops with Lynn Lyons, you can expect an exclusive Disney party inside the theme parks, and the chance to relax at the country’s best family pool. The Four Seasons offers a complimentary kids club for ages 4 through 12.
    We’re half sold, so register today!
    THE LATEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS!
    MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    This self-paced course covers the core tools a family needs to manage their anxiety, the same principles Lynn teaches to families in her private practice.
    This course includes 6 video modules from Lynn Lyons, LICSW, and 9 additional Q&A videos from Lynn and Robin of Flusterclux.
    What you’ll get:

    Understand how anxiety works so that you can help manage your kids and your own.

    Learn what to say when anxiety shows up for you or your kids.

    For Kids: A special video that explains how anxiety works suitable for those ages 6 and up.

     
    VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU
    Auto Approve is an online service that makes vehicle refinancing easier and faster. Auto Approve connects vehicle owners with a network of top credit unions, banks and finance companies to find the best available interest rates – then helps handle the paperwork, simplifying the vehicle refinance process from beginning to end, and putting more money back in your wallet. Refinance your auto loan through Auto Approve, and they’ll send our listeners $100 autoapprove.com/adalyst.
    We’ve worked out a special deal with Hiya Health for their best selling children’s vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/FLUSTER. Get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults.
    Better Help: Flusterclux listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/lynn.
    Credit Karma uses your credit data to find loan offers that are personalized to you, so you can have a better idea of what loan amount you can get approved for. Credit Karma will even show you your chances of approval, so you can choose between loan offers that you’re more likely to get approved for and apply with more confidence. Comparing loan offers on Credit Karma is 100% free, won’t affect your credit scores and could save you money. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers.
    FOLLOW US
    Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.
    Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.
    Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
    New episodes arrive Friday at 5:00AM EST.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

MLR743 ,

My favorite podcast!

This is the only podcast I listen to every week without fail! I love all the practical skills they teach us and they are fun to listen to. These strategies have been so helpful for my family’s worry. I feel so grateful that my daughter’s school counselor recommended that I check out Lynn Lyons - life changing stuff for us!

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So glad I found this!

Love the information and ideas shared! Super helpful.

Reinejane ,

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.

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