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Sunshine Parenting

Aug 30, 2019

In Episode 103, I'm chatting with Carla Naumberg, a writer, speaker, clinical social worker, and parenting coach. She's the author of three parenting books, including the one that we discuss in this podcast episode, How To Stop Losing Your S*** With Your Kids: A practical guide to becoming a calmer, happier parent.


Aug 26, 2019

10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

Listener Question: How do I help my 13-year-old daughter with her social anxiety?

Social Anxiety Resources:
What is Social Anxiety?
Social Anxiety Disorder, WED MD

Parenting News: New research on screen time's impact on our kids' ability to persevere through problem solving: "Turn it...

Aug 22, 2019

In Episode 102, I'm chatting with Lisa Heffernan, the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the popular website, blog and Facebook group with nearly 120,000 members. We talk about the brand new book that she has co-authored with Mary Dell Harrington, called Grown And Flown, How To Support Your Teen, Stay Close As Family, And...

Aug 19, 2019

In Episode 53, I'm chatting with my oldest daughter and favorite high school English teacher, Gretchen Monke. She has done a terrific job of connecting with her students and has some excellent insights on how parents can partner with teachers to help kids succeed at school. We discuss four ways to help your child...

Aug 16, 2019


"Giving too much is oftentimes an affliction of the wealthy, but taking away the struggle is a problem with everybody."

-Richard Watts

"Palm trees, in that process of growing, what's actually happening in the wind is they're actually cracking and they're breaking. And when the skin breaks, they scar. And when they...