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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

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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 College Degree is Not a Guarantee

    A College Degree is Not a Guarantee

    Our guest today has a very fresh and unique perspective on whats next for high school graduates. I believe there are many paths to success and our guest today would agree. You will be shocked at how many careers don’t need a college degree. Degree Free founded by Hannah Maruyama has over 4 millions like on tik tok. Heres what Hannah says about herself.
    My name is Hannah Maruyama, and I help parents and teens/young adults between the ages of 16-20 create custom career roadmaps that don't require them to buy college degrees. From tech to trades. Midwife apprentices, drone pilots, sommelier training, dog grooming, sales, software developers, organ transplant techs, voice acting, watchmakers, salvage divers, recruiters, video game animation, anything!
    My husband Ryan and I run @degreefree on Tiktok, which has over 100,000,000 views and the Degree Free Podcast (a top US Careers Podcast!).
    To find out more about Hannah and Degree Free go to https://degreefree.co/
    Follow on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@degreefree?lang=en
    Check out Degree Free Launch. Power Your Parenting listeners get a $500 dicount. Degreefree.co/launch 
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    • 45 min
    Will the Drama Ever End?

    Will the Drama Ever End?

    Were you raised by a narcissistic parent, or did you marry a narcissist? How do you raise kids to not be narcissistic? What are the harmful effects of parental narcissism, and how do you heal from that? Dr. Karyl McBride is our guest today.
    Karyl McBride, PhD LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, just like me. She's in Denver, Colorado with 39 plus years of public and private practice. She specializes in treating clients with dysfunctional family issues.
    For the past many years, Dr. McBride has been involved in private research regarding parental narcissism and the debilitating effects of narcissism in relationships. She has treated many adult children of narcissistic parents, as well as many others involved in relationships with narcissists in her private practice. Dr. McBride is considered a pioneer and leading expert in her field.
    Dr. McBride has also extensive clinical experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce, and step family therapy, marital and family therapy, and specialized trauma treatment like eye movement, desensitization, reprocessing, otherwise known as EMDR.
    "Narcissistic parenting tends to present in either engulfing or ignoring, which kind of seem like opposite. But with the engulfing narcissistic parent, the child never really gets a chance to develop who they are, because they're constantly being told what to think, what to wear, how to dress, how to wear your hair, what to believe in, how we act. So that pushes out that time for the psychic energy of the child to be developing.
    The child that is ignored, the other type of narcissistic parenting, that child is scurrying around constantly trying to get the love and approval and affection and attention of the narcissistic parent. And therefore, again, the psychic energy is taken up. So they're not able to focus on themselves." Dr. Karyl McBride
    To find out more go to: https://willieverbegoodenough.com/
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    • 41 min
    The Psychology of the Teenage Brain

    The Psychology of the Teenage Brain

    Have you ever said to your teen, “What’s going on in that teenage brain of yours?” Well, they may not know but I brought in a guest that does.
    John Coleman trained as a clinical psychologist and was formerly a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford. He is the founder of a research centre studying adolescents and their families, and during his career he has also run a special school for troubled teenagers and worked as a policy advisor for the government. He was awarded an OBE for services to young people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001.
    In this episode we explore these questions.

    In what way is the brain changing?

    What role do hormones play in the teenage brain?

    Why do teenagers stay up late and struggle to get up in the morning?

    Do teenagers really take more risks?

    Why are teenagers so argumentative and how come their moods shift so quickly?

    How does understanding the developing brain improve relationships and communication at this crucial stage?

    
    To learn more about Dr. John Coleman go to https://www.jcoleman.co.uk/
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    • 52 min
    Mindset Can Change Your Teen’s Life (And Your Life too!)

    Mindset Can Change Your Teen’s Life (And Your Life too!)

    This episode is so full of wisdom.
    Did you know that your subconcious mind controls 95% of your daily activity?
    "And it's pre-programmed with paradigms which are habits, thoughts, and beliefs that reside in the subconscious mind. So 5% consciously says, I want to do something different but 95% goes back to anything that's been programmed into us."
    "I sometimes use the analogy of the giving tree. And a stump of a woman is someone who takes care of everybody else first."
    "So the first thing you have to do to be a really good parent is look inside and say, Okay how am I not showing up in my power."
    We have such a powerful, sincere and inspiring guest today. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.
    Shawn Feurer is a Universal Mindset Disruptor with 20+ years of experience. Former business coach, now a transformative mindset mentor, Shawn focuses on revolutionizing thinking patterns to foster freedom, abundance, joy, and love in life. His mission: help individuals transform unproductive habits and shift mindsets to achieve their dreams, epitomized by his motto, "ENJOY THE RIDE." 
    Specializing in Inner BluePrint, Leadership Development, and more, Shawn offers tailored solutions for financial growth, relationship enhancement, and overall wellness across the U.S. and Canada. At the heart of his philosophy: change begins within. Guided by the principle, "Tell me what you want, and I'll show you how to get it," Shawn stands as a partner in growth, ushering in a life of limitless possibilities.
    Find out more about Shawn at : https://www.shawnfeurer.com/
    Follow Shawn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnfeurer/
     
     
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    • 49 min
    Healthy or Unhealthy Teen Dating

    Healthy or Unhealthy Teen Dating

    According to the website Love is Respect, 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse from someone they are in a relationship with. These are alarming statistics.
    In this episode we define what an abusive relationship is. How can parents know if their teens is an abusive relationship and what are the warning signs. And most importantly how can parents talk to their teens and protect them against the abuse or being the abuser.
    I brought in another family therapist to discuss this important subject.
    Our guest today is Eden Garcia-Balis, M.S. LMFT who was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) in 2014. She has been in the mental health field for over 19 years with experience in leadership and management of service programs, business operations and fundraising. In addition, she was the Executive Director of the Pasadena Mental Health Center. Eden has a passion for working with the underprivileged and underserved and believes all people regardless of their socioeconomic status deserve quality mental health services they can afford. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and brings a strong clinical background to her position at AMCS.
    I asked Eden why a third of all U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they are in relationship with. I mean that's really high.
    "It's very high. It's alarming and I'm often asked, why is that statistic so high? When you look at what our children are listening to, when you look at what our children, our youth, our teens are seeing on TV, they don't know what a healthy relationship looks like.
    Some of the questions we dive into are...
    1.  Why do you think there has been rise in domestic violence among teens and why do you think it is more common than ever?
    2. What are some of the warning signs parents or guardians should look for if they suspect their teen may be in violent or unhealthy relationship?
    3. What are some of the ways parents can talk to their kids about dating violence and when is the right time to have this conversation?
    4. What advice would you give teens who are in a relationship with a partner that is exhibiting violent, controlling or unhealthy behaviors?
    5. What advice would you give parents who suspect, or know, their child is in an unhealthy relationship?
    Find out more about Eden at https://www.amcshelps.com/management
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    • 34 min
    Should Teens Do Chores?

    Should Teens Do Chores?

    Do your teens help around the house? Do they have weekly chores? Is it a chore to get your teens to do their chores? Does your teen promise to clean their room or do the laundry and they just keep putting it off till you feel like pulling your hair out? Have you given up on having your teens do chores because they have a rigorous academic schedule?
    Today I have a guest who will help us explore these questions. She calls herself an advocate for the value of unpaid labor.
    Bio: Lori Sugarman-Li believes deeply in the power of families and is a passionate voice in the cultural shift aiming to articulate the value and visibility of unpaid work. Her career as a Communications Strategist, combined with a decade devoted to full-time care of her family, community, and children's charities worldwide, served as the inspirational backdrop for her professional relaunch as a Coach, Speaker, and Author. She is dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations within families, encouraging them to contemplate how they care for one another and their shared space. Lori, her husband, and two sons are Canadian-born and live steps from Lake Michigan in Chicago.
    Here are some of the questions we explored.
    How should families approach the allocation of household roles to encourage participation from each member? In what ways can parents help their children connect with tasks that play to their strengths? What advice do you have for families to ensure everyone's preferences and abilities are respected and accommodated? How does assigning tasks aligned with a teen's interests influence their sense of responsibility? How do you suggest we teach teens to see the value in the unpaid work that goes into running a home? What language shifts do you propose for discussing domestic work that can help elevate its importance? Could you share some insights on how to illustrate the deeper significance of everyday chores to teens?
    "Because the ultimate goal, the real desire here is full task ownership by everybody. Because what we know is that not only does the mother perform 75% of the executional work, but typically the mother is holding all of the mental and emotional work as well."
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    • 48 min

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