Give your teenagers and young adults the skills they’ll need to be successful in life – how to get along with people, take responsibility, work hard, ask for help, and more. Join Allie Irwin as she cuts through the overwhelm and stress of this phase to offer parenting strategies for keeping teens on track.
If you’re losing patience with eye rolls or fear draining your wallet with pricey private schools, you’ll want to grab your earbuds as Allie offers the skills your teens need to be successful no matter where their next chapter takes them.
It's Okay if You Hate Change
Our human bodies hate change. They work hard to keep us at a stable temperature, blood pressure, etc. Otherwise, we'd pass out whenever we stood up or went outside on a hot summer day.
Similarly, we resist changes in our family relationships. Adjusting as our kids grow older and more independent is hard work. And that work isn't made easier by the familiar adage "everyone goes through it."
In this week's episode, we'll look at what DOES make changing relationships easier to navigate.
If you could use some help navigating the changes happening in your household, we should talk. Click here to set up a time to talk about what's going on and explore what having support could look like.
Moms just like you love this time to have a judgment-free set of eyes looking at their situation and offering a fresh prespective.
Why Difficult Kids Make You Lucky
Parents of difficult children are the luckiest parents. Difficult kids give us get so many great opportunities to practice mental flexibility, unconditional love, live their values and become judgement proof. I feel sorry for parents with "easy" kids because they miss out on so much.
You get a front row seat to a creative mind, even if their creativity is not used for the purposes you prefer!
Check out this week's episode, it's a love letter to help parents see why difficult kids are so fantastic.
If you'd like to talk about what having personal support could do for your family, click this link to set up a free, no obligation call.
You'll tell me what's going on. What you wish was happening instead. And then we'll map out a plan to get you there. Even if we choose not to work together, you'll still think this was time well spent.
How to Make the Right Decision
Being a mom is an endless string of decisions. Both the number of decisions we have to make (5 before breakfast 😂) and the high-stakes nature of decisions at this age can create a lot of pressure to "get it right".
So how do you know which decision is the right one?
In this week's episode, I will share the 3 foundational pieces to making decisions you can feel good about. I call it the Unicorn Decision Making Process.
If you'd like a pdf summary you can get one by using this link. (Don't be thrown...it used to be called something boring like "stop second guessing yourself".)
If you'd like to talk about how to get support building this foundation for you and your family, use this link to schedule a free, no obligation call. Moms like you love them!
Screen Time: Comfort vs. Just Zoning Out
So many Moms are worried about how much time their kids spend on screens. But what they don't understand is all the roles that screens play in a kid's life. Connection, comfort and much needed time to just zone out or numb out.
This week we are going to talk about the differences between comfort and zoning out as a way to help our kids spend less time on their screens.
And like all of the epsidoes we are going to help our kids by helping ourselves first. Because truth be told, you can't tell a teen anything that you aren't role modeling yourself.
Want help applying this week's episode to YOUR family? Click here to schedule a free discovery call where we'll talk about what having support could do for you.
Not Like My Mom Did
Do you want to raise your kids differently than the way you were raised?
In this week's episode, we'll talk about how to keep the good parts and not let avoiding the bad parts become a trap.
Your Brain Is a Crockpot of Thoughts
Our unconscious mind acts a lot like a crockpot. Other people's ideas about how we should be get put in there when we are little, and those ideas simmer for decades. Much like ingredients in a crockpot.
In this week's episode learn how situations that trigger us today are based on thoughts that have been simmering in our unconscious minds for decades.
Identifying these links with help you be less triggered by stuff your kids say and do AND take the pressure off your current day self to "get it right".
Super actionable and Allie is super relatable host!
Some great perspective
I really enjoy this podcast with the calm and experienced host. There are great ideas for living with my teens. It is good to be reminded of how I’m probably doing things pretty well too:)
Just What I Needed!
It’s like Allie is reading my mind about my worries. She’s a virtual girlfriend I can listen to and she helps me to take a breath and be ready to continue parenting. Just the dose f understanding and answers I need!