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Better Parenting E4: Seize the Moment And Then Follow Through

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Release Date: 08/01/2019

Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E4: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Helping an Older Teen Face the Future and a Shy Teen Form Meaningful Connections with Others show art Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E4: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Helping an Older Teen Face the Future and a Shy Teen Form Meaningful Connections with Others

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Dr. Scoresby talks with a mother of an older teen who wants more independence but is afraid to take steps into adulthood. He suggests several steps she can take to guide her daughter through this stage. The mother also has a younger teen who is extremely shy and has trouble connecting with kids her own age. Dr. Scoresby describes how a probably inherited condition can be changed when children learn more social confidence. He suggests practicing how to act in different social situations and learning more about other people so the focus is off herself. Visit mattersmostmedia.org to contact us if...

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To Love and Be Loved E8: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 3 show art To Love and Be Loved E8: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 3

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We know that what we think eventually emerges in our language, emotions, and actions. That is why what we think about ourselves can and often does influence our abilities to love and to receive love. Learn how to change what you think to create the greatest possibilities for love and happiness.

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Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E3: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Be Careful with the Pressure of High Expectations show art Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E3: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Be Careful with the Pressure of High Expectations

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In this episode, Dr. Scoresby talks with a mother and father of teens about how children adapt differently to the same family environment especially when it comes to responding to high expectations. Parents should be careful about how expectations are communicated and teach kids executive skills to manage time, how to have fun with homework, and positive ways to deal with pressure. Visit mattersmostmedia.org to contact us or find more about the podcast.

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Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E3: Be Careful with the Pressure of High Expectations show art Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E3: Be Careful with the Pressure of High Expectations

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In this episode, Dr. Scoresby talks with a mother and father of teens about how children adapt differently to the same family environment especially when it comes to responding to high expectations. Parents should be careful about how expectations are communicated and teach kids executive skills to manage time, how to have fun with homework, and positive ways to deal with pressure. Visit mattersmostmedia.org to contact us or find more about the podcast.

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Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E2: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—The Impact of Friends and Rules on Family Relationships show art Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E2: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—The Impact of Friends and Rules on Family Relationships

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In this episode, Dr. Scoresby talks with a mother who is concerned about her teenage daughter who never seems to feel like she’s good enough. They talk about how she deals with her friends and their influence on her and how that affects her relationship with her parents. Dr. Scoresby suggests a way to have confrontational conversations (when a rule is broken, for instance) that promotes positive changes and a safe environment for further conversation. Visit mattersmostmedia.org to contact us or find more about the podcast.

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21st-Century Children E18: Building Social Confidence and Self-Esteem, Part 2 show art 21st-Century Children E18: Building Social Confidence and Self-Esteem, Part 2

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Parents have many family opportunities to help children develop autonomy, an adequate moral education, and good relationships. In part 2 of this series on building social confidence and self-esteem, learn several specific suggestions to help your children develop in these areas.

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Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E1: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Taking Small Steps to Build Life Skills show art Parenting Teens and Staying Sane E1: A Conversation with Dr. Scoresby—Taking Small Steps to Build Life Skills

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The mother in this episode has two teenagers: a 16-year-old autistic son and a 19-year-old daughter who deals with depression and anxiety. She and Dr. Scoresby talk about how to find good treatment and some things she can do as a mother to help her children through important developmental tasks at this age and feel more confident as they approach adulthood. He explains types of depression and some initial tasks in therapy to help her daughter feel more in control of her life and less acted upon, which is a great preventative start to managing depression and anxiety. mattersmostmedia.org

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21st-Century Children E17: Building Social Confidence and Self-Esteem, Part 1 show art 21st-Century Children E17: Building Social Confidence and Self-Esteem, Part 1

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We have waited too long to find and apply effective ways of building our children's confidence and self-esteem. In this episode, learn the three sources of these positive qualities, and listen to how families either promote or fail to promote these successful outcomes that help children avoid depression and anxiety.

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To Love and Be Loved E7: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 2—Freedom to Love show art To Love and Be Loved E7: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 2—Freedom to Love

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It might surprise you how much a sense of personal freedom is connected to one's ability to love and how expanding freedom is usually the first step you can take to achieve that goal. In this episode, Dr. Scoresby talks about examples of personal freedom and then what you can do to increase your sense of freedom and create the foundation for more love and happiness.

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To Love and Be Loved E6: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 1 show art To Love and Be Loved E6: Expanding Your Capacity to Love, Part 1

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Do you want to improve your capacity to love and be loved? Most people usually conclude they don’t have enough of it in their families or marriages. Expanding your capacity for love is based on neurological discoveries of how brains can learn and grow. In this episode, Dr. Scoresby will explain some of this research, and you can see for yourself whether you would like more honest, true, and realistic love in your life.

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