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Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons: For Parents Who Worry

Author: Lynn Lyons LICSW, Robin Hutson

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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 concrete advice, 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 that they are modeling healthy emotional awareness. Lynn answers listener questions and gives parents concrete strategies for developing the traits that are their kids' best defenses against anxiety and depression later in life: flexibility, resilience, autonomy, and problem solving.

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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 NowWhen a Family Experiences TraumaNew 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.Register closes Friday March 5th for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
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 the Anxiety Audit for 2021!Break your 7 habits of worry with Lynn.Purchase the self-paced course. Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Previous Episodes Mentioned:The Anxiety Vaccine Part 2: What Parents Can Do Right NowExtreme Shame and Self-HarmUnpacking 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. Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Does parenting squash all romance? No, resentment does. This pandemic has disproportionately impacted mothers. It's putting our relationships to the test. So as we work to support our kids, there are traps we all fall into our our relationships. We talk about learning to ask for help in the right way, dropping that defensiveness, reducing that resentment, and how improving your co-parenting will help your kids more than you know,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. Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
We end Season 2 with a bang of an episode. Finishing off our conversation about preventing anxiety in our kids, we tackle the toxicity of our achievement culture. It’s so normalized it’s invisible to us. And we answer a listener question about how to develop a strong work ethic in her 8 year old twins. Lynn has a must hear answer for kids of any age.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. Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
As we face a mental health crisis alongside the pandemic that we really focus on the emotional management skills that we can teach our children. It's an effective way to immunize them against emotional difficulties by talking about their emotions, raising their awareness of them, and parents modeling emotional literacy. Lynn discusses the commons trait that most anxious parents have in common in how they raise anxious 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. Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and sell the course to your parenting community as a fundraiser.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
While we wait for a vaccine distribution plan to address our global pandemic, there is a mental health crisis happening simultaneously. Our numbers for anxiety were alarming even before 2020, and now, yikes. But there ways parents can promote a skill-based immunization strategy for our family’s mental health. Is there really a vaccine for anxiety?We reference a webinar featuring Lynn Lyons with Dr. Ashish Jha, MD and Dean of the Brown School of Public Health called  "Living Through the Pandemic: Managing Hope and Concern with Vaccines on the Horizon."New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Break your 7 habits of worry with Lynn.Register for the live workshop by 7pm EST January 22nd, 2021.Purchase the self-paced course. You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and fundraise with Lynn's courses.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Supporting Our TeensTeens are part of the age group hardest hit by the impact of the pandemic. Missing out on both the social development and high school's rituals, teens are losing motivation, sleep, and connection. Here's how to help them.We reference a past episode on election anxiety that has many relevant tips to process and talk about very stressful current events in a healthy way 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.Register for the live workshop.Purchase the self-paced course. You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and fundraise with Lynn's courses.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Shame & SoulHow do you support your children who feel shame very intensely? They feel shame so intensely that it might include self harming practices. What do you say when children say "I feel no worth?" Or "I can't believe I did that," or "I'm so stupid." How do you support your children who handle their mistakes in such a way that's self-punitive, and they're unforgiving with themselves? Also, we watched the movie soul and there is a message in that movie that we want all parents to hear.26:00 Lynn and Robin discuss Pixar's latest movie Soul and the teaching opportunities in it for kids and parents.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Register for the live workshop.Purchase the self-paced course. You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Therapists and school counselors, become a Flusterclux affiliate and fundraise with Lynn's courses.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Register for the live workshop.Purchase the self-paced course. You can receive a $40 bundle discount for both formats, if you buy the course on the Eventbrite website at the time of registration.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Silliness has never been a more a critical parenting tool than in 2020. Here's how to use it to make manage your anxiety and make your kids feel safe. Creating "joy" with your family may sound like too much pressure, so we break it down to a few 2 minute increments of joy. And we discuss the toxic humor to avoid.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Registration begins January 1.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
For some families, holidays bring out their toughest dynamics. How do divorced parents manage a blended holiday putting their kids first? What if you have a house of angry teenagers with one of them recently in crisis? Is it possible to enjoy your holiday at home when all they want to do is fight? On a lighter note, what secrets does Gilligan's Island hold for every quarantined family?The digital picture frame Lynn references  is on Amazon.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Registration begins January 1.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
What if COVID is giving you a pass this year that relieves you? What if you're glad to miss a family holiday? One listener hates Christmas because of her overbearing and difficult mother? How do you set boundaries with your parents? And is it ever too late?Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Santaphobia is real. Santa can freak some kids out.How do you help your child who’s afraid Santa will bring COVID into the house? How do you help the child who doesn’t want to hear anything at all about Santa?And how can the Santa story creep into toxic territory when used as a threatening or shaming tool? Do you do that? What’s a healthy way to talk about Santa?Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
What if your kids are freaking out that they can't celebrate their December holidays in the usual way this year? What if you are? Parents have an exceptional burden this year trying to make magic when they probably don't feel it. How do you manage the disappointment everyone feels and find inspiration to make the best of a situation this December?Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle.  New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
If you have an anxious tween or teen who didn't like joining in before, how do you support them in a pandemic with remote learning?  And another parent asks about her six year old's struggles with blaming others and finding friends. What do you say to the child who says, "Nobody likes me?" Books mentioned in this episode:Playing With Anxiety by Lynn Lyons and Reid WilsonOutsmarting Worry by Dawn HuebnerDavid Gets In Trouble by David ShannonManage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Parenting isn't easy in the best of circumstances, and 2020 has challenged every parent to support the emotional health of their kids and themselves.  Flusterclux represents that feeling of overwhelm and tells parents how to better manage their worry and big feelings like anger and sadness so that they are modeling healthy emotional awareness.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 free of psychobabble and full of concrete advice. In each episode, Lynn answers listener questions and gives parents concrete strategies for developing the traits that are their kids' best defenses against anxiety and depression later in life: flexibility, resilience, autonomy, and problem solving.Find us at flusterclux.comJoin the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
Just because your Thanksgiving table will have empty chairs this year, doesn't mean that your family's dynamics aren't with you.What did you learn about handling anger, sadness, and worry as a child from your family? How does that affect your parenting? We unpack our family baggage in this episode to see how we can stop dysfunctional generational patterns and give our kids the space for healthy feelings.This is an updated version of a previous episode (#10) about three of the most powerful patterns that shape not just our relationships with our families, partners, children, and friends but the world outside our homes.Lynn walks us through the very big sweet spot where we want to be modeling for our kids healthy emotional management and examples of the extremes to avoid. Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
"It'll be okay."  "Everything will be fine."  "I'm right here."Our kids turned to us for reassurance, and anxious kids ask for a lot of it. When we tell them everything will be fine, it feels like the right thing to do in the moment. But is it? How does our well-meaning reassurance interfere with our children developing critical psychological skills? And what should we do instead?We'll answer that question in this week's episode of Flusterclux with Lynn Lyons, the show for real talk about worry and other big feelings in parenting.Lynn Lyons  0:32 Hi, I'm Lynn Lyons. I'm an anxiety expert, speaker, Mom and author. I've been a therapist for 30 years.Robin Hutson  0:38 You're here because your family has some anxiety issues, or you want to prevent them. I'm your co-host and Lynn's sister in law, Robin, and I'm here to ask your questions.Lynn Lyons  0:47 Parenting can be a Flusterclux, and I'll help you find your way.There are so many things that we do for our kids, things that are loving and caring and supportive. Things that feel intuitive. Things that we know make our kids feel better. Oh, but if you've heard me talk about these things, oftentimes when it comes to worry and anxiety, there are a few of these things that get a little bit tricky, a little bit sticky. And we're going to talk about one of those. Today, we're going to talk about reassurance.Watch the What I know What I don't Know video on Lynn's Facebook page of her explaining the game.Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
We'll hear a lot of hype about gratitude with the holidays coming. We'll go over how gratitude is proven to help you and how you may have been thinking about it all wrong. What are gratitude's powers? And what are its limits? And one listener asks what to do for her usually studious freshman, who's suddenly indifferent to high school and grades this year. Recommended talks on gratitudeBrian Doyle, 365 Days of Thank youLouie Schwartzberg, Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.Laura Tice, Remember to Say Thank YouMichael Norton, How to Buy Happiness Manage Your Kids' Screen TimeThe Circle lets you set daily limits for different apps and social media. It also controls your kid's Wi Fi schedules, and you can adjust age appropriate filters for searches from little kids to teens. Our affiliate link will get you $20 off a Circle. Robin reads Lynn a listener question on what to do for a usually studious freshman who's suddenly indifferent to high school and grades this year.Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode and to learn more about the origins of Chip and Dale and the Chippendale dancers.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.
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