show episodes
 
Parenting isn't easy, and it's normal to worry. Lynn Lyons, therapist, author, and speaker is one of the world's experts on helping parents, kids, and teens manage anxiety. She talks with co-host and sister-in-law Robin Hutson in a weekly podcast full of laughs, and practical advice without the psychobabble. Flusterclux represents that feeling of overwhelm. Each episode is filled with practical advice for parents how to better manage their worry and big feelings like anger and sadness so tha ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Rage. As we all grieve for a pre-pandemic world, we feel a lot of rage with our sadness. Anxiety expert and therapist Lynn Lyons talks about why we collectively feel anger and brings it home to our family and children. How do you help your children through outbursts? How do you raise kids who don't have outbursts as an adult? How do you manage your…
 
Burnout. It's certainly a word we're hearing frequently, particularly in those who work in healthcare and education. But because burnout is often specific to the role of caring for others, there's a reason why parents feel burnout, too. We unpack burnout, what helps and what makes it worse. Flusterclux Retreat on Parenting Teens Save the date for t…
 
When anxious kids can't see that they are anxious or refuse therapy, anxiety expert Lynn Lyons talks about options parents have in helping their kids. We also discuss a listener question where a daughter denies she's anxious or has OCD tendencies. Flusterclux Retreat on Parenting Teens Save the date for the weekend of April 9th! Join the Facebook g…
 
In this quick check-in for the New Year, anxiety expert Lynn Lyons reminds parents that silliness is just about the healthiest energy in a house, and that the power of play is very, very real. Parents and Teen Retreat Announced! Save the date for the weekend of April 9th! Join the Facebook group for first access to information and registration comi…
 
On this busy Christmas Eve, we offer a very short episode, but a very powerful piece of advice for the holiday season. Don't visit the relatives without hearing this first. Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons shares the best advice she ever received from her mentor on taking things personally. Parents and Teen Retreat Announced! Save the date for the weekend…
 
One listener's teen is trapped by the details of her many worries, and her mom is trying to address each one with rational information and reassuring promises. Hear me offer mom Tori an alternative to letting her daughter's worry rule the family. It’s hard for parents to step out of the content of worry, but it’s also the key to success. Would you …
 
What happens when anxiety around sleep becomes a nightly ritual? In this Flusterclux In Session episode a parent is becoming all too aware of how her worry about sleep shapes bedtime for her son…and it is probably showing up elsewhere. Listen to Lynn coach a mom on how to make a few key adjustments to the worry routine at bedtime and beyond. Would …
 
We're so excited to deliver the first of our family session episodes. You'll hear anxiety expert Lynn Lyons offer a listener a 45-minute consultation on the way anxiety is presenting in a family. Be a fly on the wall learning how other families' struggles are comfortingly familiar. In this first Flusterclux in Session, Lynn talks to Eleanor, who wa…
 
Anxiety and depression are both internalizing disorders, and identifying our own internal patterns is good to understand so that we can proactively reach externally and connect with others. In honor of the holidays and giving thanks, we discuss the difference between limiting gratitude to an internal habit or leveraging the power of gratitude exter…
 
As parents, we want our kids to learn how to ask for help. We want them to ask directly and to the right people, but how do we help them build those skills? How do we teach them when not to ask for help? We'll help in this episode. Parents and Teen Retreat Announced. Save the date for the weekend of April 9th! Join the Facebook group for first acce…
 
What is emotional management and why is it the key to a family's mental health? How can you model it for your kids, and how can you teach them the skills they need to show up at life's difficult moments? Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons discuss the traits that most anxious parents have in common and how they impact anxious kids. She walks you through thos…
 
There are known strategies that can prevent anxiety disorders from developing. In this two-part episode, anxiety expert Lynn Lyons share her skill-based approach to raising emotionally literate children with the tools needed to manage worry. Prevention starts with our parenting. How can we reduce the impact of anxiety in our families? NEW Course fo…
 
In response to last week's episode where anxiety expert Lynn Lyons shares the mistakes we keep making around helping our kids and students with anxiety and trauma, this episode celebrates the progress we've made since the 2013 publication of her book Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. Lynn talks about the effective ways some schools and parents are pro…
 
Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons discusses ways high schools and colleges support student mental health despite the research indicating they have opposite results, from safe rooms to trigger warnings. We can do better to support students and our kids with anxiety and trauma, but we must avoid quick fixes. NEW Course for Parents! Managing Anxiety in Childr…
 
Ted Lasso, the critically acclaimed show starring Jason Sudeikis on Apple TV, serves as a springboard in this podcast episode to discuss the emotional lives of fathers and sons. We encourage parents to watch Ted Lasso with their tweens and teens and the many lessons the show teaches on mental health, connection, and injury. Note: Spoilers are in th…
 
Join Lynn and Robin as they respond to a listener question that will resonate with many. When parents struggle with anxiety, it is difficult to watch their children repeat similar patterns. Lynn describes how to disrupt family patterns and how we can move through the blame and shame. NEW Course for Parents! Managing Anxiety in Children: A Guide for…
 
Every parent wants to raise a problem solver, but that means we have to give them the practice of creating solutions, not fixing things for them. Join anxiety expert Lynn Lyons wrap up the third of a three-part series on the principal skills parents want to help their children develop for a strong foundation in mental health along with flexibility …
 
A kid with a flexible brain becomes a person who can go with the flow when life doesn’t unfold as planned. Handling the unexpected is a critical skill in most scenarios. Rigidity just makes life harder. What does it mean to be cognitively flexible and how can you help your child get there? In this new, three-episode series, we unpack Lynn Lyons's b…
 
In this new, three-episode series, we unpack Lynn Lyons's big triad: Autonomy, Flexibility, and Problem Solving. These essential skills help prevent mental health issues from developing, and, of course, Lynn will tell you how to nurture them in your children. We tackle autonomy in this episode, and the important question every parent should ask: "H…
 
The decision to medicate an anxious child is a big one for parents, as it should be. In this episode, we address the most important considerations. And Lynn gets real about the changes she’s seen over her thirty years of clinical practice. NEW Course for Parents! Managing Anxiety in Children: A Guide for Parents This self-paced course covers the co…
 
immune system and the role of both positive and adverse childhood experiences. While adverse childhood experiences could happen to our kids, parents can have much more control over creating the seven positive childhood experiences that support mental health for life. NEW Course for Parents! Managing Anxiety in Children: A Guide for Parents This sel…
 
Anxious Kids? Worried Parents? Flusterclux offers authentic, compassionate straight talk for parents to support their family’s mental health with the stresses of our new normal. Anxiety has been a growing, dominant force in the culture in recent years, and parents need to be on the offense to manage it for themselves and for their kids. Anxiety is …
 
The Back To School season is here, and it's important to check in on the state of your kid's mental health. Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons walks us through this list of things to think about to see how you can support your family's mental health, from sleep to social connection. Lynn also talks to parents feeling anxious about sending their kids off to …
 
Yelling, or even when kids perceive that we are yelling, is a part of most family communications. In this episode anxiety expert and therapist, Lynn Lyons, LICSW, talks about the things we need to pay attention to if and when we yell. This is the last of our short summer episodes before Season 4! NEW Course! Managing Anxiety in Children: A Guide fo…
 
Is anxiety genetic? Does it run in families? If your parents had anxiety or depression, what does that mean for you and your children? What approaches can we take to disrupt these generational cycles? NEW Course! Managing Anxiety in Children: A Guide for Parents This self paced video course launches Monday! Grab a presale discount on your purchase …
 
One of the easiest mistakes we make when trying to deal without anxiety is to try get rid of the thing that makes us anxious. Lynn Lyons, leading anxiety expert, explains why talking about anxiety is a key piece in learning to manage and tame it for adults and kids. Enjoy this mini episode on our summer break! Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so…
 
Even though parenting feels like walking a tight rope, it isn't. There's lots of room for your mistakes as long as you stay within the sweet spot of emotional management. Here's how. Enjoy this mini episode on our summer break! The Anxiety Audit is available again for the month of July only. Hurray! Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you c…
 
What is global language? Do you or your kids have a habit of using it? Why is it such a strong predictor of anxiety and depression? Here's what to do if your kid loves to drop "always" and "never" bombs. Enjoy this mini episode on our summer break! The Anxiety Audit is available again for the month of July only. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group …
 
Parents love offering certainty to their kids. It feels very loving and nurturing. But the opposite of anxiety is not certainty. Hear what parents should focus on helping with instead, as soon as their kids can talk. It's the game changer. Enjoy this mini episode on our summer break. The Anxiety Audit is available again for the month of July only. …
 
There's no time for mom guilt in a busy summer. Or ever. Enjoy this mini episode on our summer break. The Anxiety Audit is available again for the month of July only. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode. Join Us For Our Parenting Retreat this fall! Get more information about registering for the …
 
Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode. The Anxiety Audit is available again only for the month of July so you can have a summer reset. The Anxiety Audit, step by step, gives you signs, indicators, behaviors, and solutions to figuring out where your anxiety lives how to disrupt its process with pra…
 
Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons offers some summer homework for anxious parents: stop giving your kids too much information. Learn what to do instead and why anxiety drives this habit. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode. The Anxiety Audit will be available again for the month of July. Stay tuned for …
 
Summer’s here and parents are stressed. Hear Lynn talk about safety chatter, what it is, and why anxious parents do it. Our language matters so much. Lynn shares how to offer safety instructions to kids and teens that are practical and not catastrophic. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode. Join …
 
At the conclusion of Mental Health Awareness month, we weed through the bad advice that is so prevalent about anxiety that only makes it worse. We discuss the certain skills we must help our kids (and ourselves) develop to manage anxiety, and we talk about the things parents might try that have the desired outcome. This is an updated version of a p…
 
In today’s episode Lynn answers two listener questions. First a mom discovers her 15 year old has been thinking of drinking to manage her stress. What are the conversations parents should be having with their teens around stress, substance abuse and peer pressure? And another mom raised by an anxious parent is trying to break the cycle with her dau…
 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often missed or just misunderstood. What is OCD and what isn’t? How does it differ from really anxious thoughts? How is it treated? While it can show up at any point in life, some kids commonly show signs around 7 when there’s a family history. Lynn explains the connection with anxiety and how it differs, but most i…
 
So often the moms assume the role of supporting the family’s health and mental health, but dads have a critical role to play. What is that role? And how do you encourage your partner to step into that role? When a man is unsure of how to talk about emotions with his children, what should he say? What if he doesn’t want to talk about them with anyon…
 
After an atypical year of intense togetherness with our kids, parents may be out of practice being apart from their kids. Today we talk about the separation anxiety parents feel around summer camp, because it really is harder on us that it is on them. How can we best prepare our own kids leaving home for somewhere new? How we can manage our worry w…
 
The Anxious Parent: Most families have one, some families have two. But what important role does a non-anxious parent play? How do worry and control often dictate parenting dynamics that put stress on a relationship? How can you tell if anxiety is in charge of your household, and what can you do about it? We mention two past episodes in this week's…
 
What’s the truth about phobias? Emetaphobia, Astraphobia, Autophobia. Some kids became afraid of a variety of things: throwing up, needles, dogs, thunderstorms, the dark. As parents we want to help, we want to make our kids feels safe and comfortable. We want to address the worry. But how we do that often just makes the worry and fear stronger. In …
 
Do you or your child have Social Anxiety or are we now pathologizing ​shyness, too? Learn the different between real signs of social anxiety or just a more introverted temperament. What skills do we need to teach our kids to help them connect with others? As we leave our quarantined isolation, some kids might be feeling out of practice being with o…
 
In honor of May 1st's deadline for many college bound seniors to make their choice, Lynn shares really relevant advice from her perspective over the last few decades of watching her adolescent clients to college and struggle with anxiety. Parents struggle knowing how to support academic success for their kids in a healthy way, so Lynn offers advice…
 
Panic Attacks. While they are incredibly common, they are often mislabeled and misunderstood. Teenagers, even adults, will casually throw the label around. What’s the difference between those really powerful moments of anxiety and a panic attack? How do you help your family members when they experience them? New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM ES…
 
Mistakes and Failures can be some of life’s best teachers. When it comes to letting our kids fail, how do we know the difference between letting them fail and letting them drown? What do you do if your teenager hasn’t mastered the skill of asking for help? Or, what do you say when your teen doesn’t even care? New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM E…
 
At some point one of your children’s friends will be in crisis. How do you help your teens help their friends? How do you teach them to develop boundaries with those friends? When your child shares that a friend is feeling suicidal or cutting or other self-harming behaviors, what do you do? New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Join the email …
 
Many families are feeling anxious about changes to their school routine, both kids and parents. How do we support our kids and teens and help them manage their worry about going back to school? And when does this worry become more serious and lead to school avoidance and school refusal? Lynn references Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scie…
 
We talk a lot about the power of words...teaching kids to put words to their feelings, modeling emotional literacy. But the flip side of talking—the critical flip side—is listening. What happens when you don’t feel heard? What’s the toll on your mental health, royal or not? When our kids and teens talk, can we tap into the full power of listening? …
 
There's a lot of bad advice out there to weed through when so many claim to be parenting or anxiety experts. But some well-meaning advice will actually strengthen your child's anxious habits, and Lynn Lyons explains why. Previous Episodes Mentioned: The Anxiety Vaccine Part 2: What Parents Can Do Right Now When a Family Experiences Trauma New episo…
 
All parents need this pep talk about managing COVID fatigue. And we recast a very popular episode. Anxiety shows up in the body—headaches, tummy troubles, and more. We talk about how understanding the mind body connection can help manage the physical symptoms of anxiety for you and your kids. New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss th…
 
Previous Episodes Mentioned: The Anxiety Vaccine Part 2: What Parents Can Do Right Now Extreme Shame and Self-Harm Unpacking Your Family’s Emotional Baggage and Starting Fresh With Your Kids New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Break your 7 habits of worry with Lynn. Purchase the self-paced course. Regis…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login