We're back! This week we're talking about the tidal wave of phone calls John's office usually receives this time of year as modern kids juggle typical age-related stresses with the looming existential threats that dominate the news these days. Also, some advice for parents on how we can help out our kids by simply becoming better listeners!
Illinois is finally reopening! As normal life begins to resume, we're noticing that a lot of people are changing directions. In this episode, Heidi & John explore why that might be. John also recounts how meeting his wife, Julie, inspired him to quit accounting to become a psychologist, and much more!
This week we're discussing the changing views about relationships and marriage amongst youngsters these days. Power dynamics are balancing out, and marriage doesn't necessarily have to be everyone's end goal. Find out what we think and more!
Heidi and John are checking in to give an update on all things pandemic parenting. They talk about how strict/lenient we should be with our kids during this time, growing up as a boy versus a girl these days, and more!
The worst of the pandemic is hopefully behind us, and some of the kids in our area are returning to school. So this week, John and Heidi are talking about some of the challenges they might encounter as they begin to socialize again. We also discuss the role of leniency in parenting during the pandemic as a way to promote positive family vibes!
This week we talk to Michelle Icard, who is an accomplished speaker, educator, and author of the new book, "Fourteen Talks By Age Fourteen." The book covers essential conversations to have with your teen or tween before they start high school. Michelle is one of our favorite experts on all things teenagers, so don't miss this one!
This week we're talking about President Joe Biden's inauguration and the uplifting atmosphere it created. We also unpack some of the underlying psychology of why certain people may be vulnerable to believing in lies that would make them participate in events like storming the Capitol. Enjoy, and take a deep sigh of relief!