166 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
    • 4.6 • 300 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.

    What Not to Post

    What Not to Post

    This episode is all about safety and security.
    Safety expert and former scientist, Cathy Pedrayes is best known to her 2.3 million TikTok followers as the “mom friend.” With her signature blue dress and pearls, Cathy's content includes clever safety tips, such as how sleeping with a door closed can save a life and go-to lies for awkward situations and what not to post and what to do when strangers approach you or knock on your door. Cathy’s safety life hacks have been covered by Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, Today, and more, as well as in her new book published by Simon & Schuester, The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security: Tips From the Practical One in Your Squad.
    We also discuss. . .
    What are 5 seemingly innocent questions that strangers use to take advantage of you? 
    What should teens know about protecting themselves in their dorm or apartment? 
    What are the top apps to ease worried parents’ minds?

    Follow Cathy on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@cathypedrayes?lang=en
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    Contact Cathy at info@cathypedrayes.com
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    • 41 min
    What to Expect From Older Teens

    What to Expect From Older Teens

    In this episode I share highlights from my Dial Up the Dream Event and share the "Why" of my new bestselling book, Dial Up the Dream: Make Your Daughter's Journey to Adulthood the Best for Both of You. I also interview four amazing, authentic and knowledgeable women about their experience mothering emerging young adult daughters.
    Neha Gupta, author and founder of College Shortcuts.
    Sherry Duson, who is a Texas and an Arizona Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, and the Founder and Director of The Center for Postpartum Family Health in Houston, Texas.
    Ann McKittrick, parenting coach, early childhood educator, and founder of Nurtured Noggins,
    Sue Ludwig, Author of Tiny Humans Big Lessons, President & Founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT),
    Sherry, Ann and Sue share the good, the gold and the challenges of parenting a late teen to early twenties daughter.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Three Questions to Improve Communication with Your Teen

    Three Questions to Improve Communication with Your Teen

    In this episode I am talking to Cai Graham from Northern Ireland. Cai has been a teen mentor for decades. She shares some great practical advice for us today including the 3 questions that improve communications with your teens by speaking less and learning more.
    BIO:
    Known for being able to help teens get their spark back within three sessions, Cai Graham is a UK-based Master Teen Mentor with three decades of experience as a mom and Master Practitioner in NLP, hypnotherapy, and coaching. She goes straight to the heart of the issue and brings a side of humor to lighten difficult subjects.
    Cai is a podcaster, international speaker, and Amazon #1 best-selling author of The Teen Toolbox. Her mission is to help parents to support their children so that together they can build a mentally healthier and happier generation of young people.
    Three tools from The Teen Toolbox
    Box Breathing : Calming the chaos in your head :  www.caigraham.com/boxbreathing
    Brain Dumping : Prioritising tasks to avoid overwhelm :  www.caigraham.com/brain-dumping
    3 Questions : Opening up the dialogue with your teen :  www.caigraham.com/threequestions
     Learn more about Cai at https://www.caigraham.com/ 
    Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/caigraham/ 


     
     
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    • 45 min
    Dial Up the Dream

    Dial Up the Dream

    Okay this is a very special podcast to me. Instead of me interviewing a guest, I’m going to be the one interviewed. If you have been listening to my podcasts for the last twelve weeks you know that I have written a new book called, Dial Up the Dream: Make your Daughter's Journey to Adulthood the Best for Both of You for moms of daughters from 17 to 25. Well, in this episode my friend and colleague, Sherry Duson will be interviewing me.
    Sherry Duson is a Texas and an Arizona Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, and the Founder and Director of The Center for Postpartum Family Health in Houston, Texas. Since 1999 she has focused her practice on helping new mothers and the needs of young families. In 2014, she opened the Center for Postpartum Family Health, using therapists training under her supervision, to provide services on a sliding scale to the community.
    Sherry did a great job of interviewing me. You will enjoy listening to a couple of seasoned therapists who have lived (and living) through these emerging adult years with our own daughter's. We get real!
    Dial up the Dream is launching May 3rd, 2022. You can order it anywhere books are sold.
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    • 54 min
    Take Action Over Anxiety

    Take Action Over Anxiety

    In this episode I interview Dr. Robyn Graham author of You, Me, and Anxiety: Take Action Over Anxiety to Enjoy Being you.
    Do you ever wonder what it might be like to not feel anxious all the time?
    The good news is you no longer have to feel alone and isolated.
    You me and anxiety helps you identify anxiety, recognize its symptoms, and take intentional action to manage and overcome it so that it no longer has a negative grip on your life.
    This book does not promise that overcoming and managing anxiety will be easy, but it will show you that you have the ability and tools to navigate through it.
    Dr. Robyn Graham is an anxious introvert on a mission to help teen girls go from feeling anxious to relentless by sharing her life-long journey with anxiety and the tools and resources that helped her not only survive but thrive. As a clinical pharmacist, professional photographer, brand strategist, and business coach, Robyn has witnessed both the clinical and social complications of anxiety and how it holds people, especially girls and women, back from achieving their goals and dreams.
    Robyn is a mom to Joshua, Samuel, and Grace, wife to Dr. John Graham, dog mom to Stella and Kona, and a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. This is her first book.
    You can follow Dr. Graham on the following social media channels:
    ·      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therobyngraham
    ·      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therobyngraham
    ·      Twitter: https://twitter.com/therobyngraham
    ·      LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobyngraham
    Contact Robyn at https://therobyngraham.com/ 
     
     
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    • 53 min
    The Light and Dark of Parenting

    The Light and Dark of Parenting

    In this episode I interview Cathy Cassani Adams about her new book, Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World. We discuss what it means to have a Zen Mindset when parenting.
    There is so much wisdom in this episode like,
    "Kids don't learn kindness because we shamed them into it. True Kindness needs to be experienced and felt--ideally with their parents." Cathy Cassani Adams.
    Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, co-hosts the Zen Parenting Radio podcast and is co-founder of the annual Zen Parenting Conference. She is a social worker and former elementary school educator from a family of educators, and a yoga teacher who is a forever student when it comes to breathing and mindfulness. Cathy teaches in the Sociology/Criminology Department at Dominican University, and she lives outside of Chicago with her husband Todd and their three daughters
    Learn more about Cathy and her new book at https://zenparentingradio.com/
    Follow on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zenparentingradio/
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

vndydjfjf ,

BEST parenting podcast!

With her many many years of experience, Coleen really knows all the ins and outs of parenting teen girls. I was so at a loss, over and over again, and I’ve found new confidence now with my mothering. I’ve learned that I am not alone during these challenging years, to be kinder to myself, and that there are very specific things that i can do to make these years flow a bit more easily. Thank you Coleen for your amazing words of wisdom and support.

12345Graham ,

A show for every mom

Such a find! As a mom to a teen daughter and two college aged sons I learn something that I can apply to our lives in every episode! Grateful for Colleen and her inspiring guests who share their wisdom and expertise.

Robyn Graham
Host of The Robyn Graham Show

Jasmina@caliornia ,

Love your podcast

Thank for your podcast. I enjoy listening to your topics. I get the wow moment at most episodes that I listen to. I recommend to many people that I meet.

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