The Empowering Parents Podcast

When we think of peer pressure, we typically have a picture in our minds of a kid handing another kid a cigarette, a joint, or a beer and saying something like, “Come on, just try it.” But at times, peer pressure can be felt without a single word being spoken.This week we're talking about five of the top peer pressure situations, with ways you can help your child or teen handle them.


Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-04-29.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Do you ever struggle with temper tantrums at your house? You know what they involve: yelling, screaming, bad language and all-out loss of control until you almost can’t take it anymore. Maybe you just want to…put yourself in time out? Yes, we're talking about our own parental "temper tantrums," which we’ve all been known to experience at one point or another as we raise our kids. Listen now for Dr. Joan's tips on how to stay in control.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-04-22.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

“I love my son, but things are getting really rough. I never expected him to still be living at home in his twenties. I don’t mind helping him while he gets on his feet, but most of the time he acts like he’s still thirteen – and he’s twenty three! This is not what I pictured!” If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Listen now to learn how you can promote healthy boundaries in your home.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-04-15.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

At Empowering Parents, we talk a lot about “effective” versus “ineffective” parenting styles. In fact, James Lehman reminds us that it’s not about whether your parenting style is right or wrong, it’s about whether it’s effective. Listen now for 5 ineffective things to avoid doing when parenting teens, and what you can do differently.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-04-08.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT