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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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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 previously released episode. 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 Flusterclux Parenting Retreat at Canyon Ranch October 22-24.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST.
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 daughters. She asks Lynn how to know when the voices inside her head are generational patterns of worry repeating or intuitive warnings. How does anxiety filter the decisions we make and the information we receive?Join the Flusterclux Facebook group so that you can ask your question on a future episode.Join Us For Our Parenting Retreat! Work with Lynn to discuss your family.Get more information about registering for the Flusterclux Parenting Retreat at Canyon Ranch October 22-24.Join the email list to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids.Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram.Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST.
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 importantly, how to manage it and what signs to look for. Join Us For Our Parenting Retreat! Work with Lynn to discuss your family.Get more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch October 22-24. 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.
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 anyone?In this episode, we get raw and deep reflecting on the men most dear to us.How do we raise boys that have the permission and the know-how to connect with others? And how do we help them now become the available and emotionally literate dads of tomorrow?Article referenced: Mom, the Designated WorrierPast Episode discussed: The Anxious Parent: When Its One or Both of You Join Us For Our Parenting Retreat! Work with Lynn to discuss your family.Get more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch October 22-24. 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.
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 when our kids are out of our sight?  Why is it so important to learn this skill as a parent?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?Here is the article we mention where Lynn was interviewed in Outside Magazine talking about summer camp and technology.Join Us October 22, 2021 at Canyon RanchGet more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch. Advanced Clinician Training-Just a few spots left!Mental health clinicians, register for Lynn’s June 4th advanced clinical training: ANXIOUS FAMILIES: HOW TO USE PROCESS, PARENTS, AND HOMEWORK TO GET FAMILIES MOVING.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.
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. First we mention an episode called Romance and Resentment. And second we discuss an episode and out family baggage and how we parent.Join Us October 22, 2021 at Canyon RanchGet more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch. Advanced Clinician Training-Just a few spots left!Mental health clinicians, register for Lynn’s June 4th advanced clinical training: ANXIOUS FAMILIES: HOW TO USE PROCESS, PARENTS, AND HOMEWORK TO GET FAMILIES MOVING.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’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 this episode I ask Lynn to explain her effective approach of addressing the process of worry and not the content. Because when we try to address the specifics of what our kids  worry about, we invite anxiety to move in and take hold.Join Us October 22, 2021 at Canyon RanchGet more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch. Advanced Clinician TrainingMental health clinicians, register for Lynn’s June 4th advanced clinical training: ANXIOUS FAMILIES: HOW TO USE PROCESS, PARENTS, AND HOMEWORK TO GET FAMILIES MOVING.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.
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 other kids and teens again. Hear Lynn tell us how to support them.Join Us October 22, 2021Get more information about registering for the Flusterclux Retreat at Canyon Ranch. Mental health clinicians, register for Lynn’s June 4th advanced clinical training: ANXIOUS FAMILIES: HOW TO USE PROCESS, PARENTS, AND HOMEWORK TO GET FAMILIES MOVING.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.
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 for parents of kids of all ages. We also answer a listener question in response to the recent episode on the toxicity of the achievement culture. If you haven’t heard it yet, I suggest you stop and listen to the first episode of Season 3 on Anxiety and good grades. Events!Mental health clinicians, register for Lynn's June 4th advanced clinical training: ANXIOUS FAMILIES: HOW TO USE PROCESS, PARENTS, AND HOMEWORK TO GET FAMILIES MOVING.Join Lynn and Robin for a luxe parenting retreat at Canyon Ranch this fall on October 22. Sign up for the presale when you complete this survey.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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 Scientifically Proven Program for Parents by Eli Lebowitzand her own book co-authored with Reid Wilson, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST.Break your 7 habits of worry with Lynn.Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit available until March 30th!Purchase the self-paced course now.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 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? We discuss the way the public health conversation may change after Oprah's interview with Megan and Harry.New episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST.Break your 7 habits of worry with Lynn.Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit available until March 30th! Purchase the self-paced course 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.
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.
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