Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons: For Parents Who Worry

Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons: For Parents Who Worry

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. New episodes every Friday at 12AM EST. Find us at flusterclux.com https://www.facebook.com/flusterclux https://www.instagram.com/flusterclux/... Show More

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March 5, 2021 40 min

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 episodes arrive Friday at 12:00AM EST.

Don't Miss the Anxiety Audit for 2021! Bre...

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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-...

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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. 

Register for the live Anxiety Audit workshop March 6th, 2021.

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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 kno...

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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. 

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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.

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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 Br...

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Supporting Our Teens

Teens 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.

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Shame & Soul

How 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...

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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...

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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. 

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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?

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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 Time

The 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...

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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 Time

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December 11, 2020 27 min

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?

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December 4, 2020 26 min

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 Wilson

Outsmarting Worry by Dawn Huebner

David Gets In...

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November 29, 2020 55 sec

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 helpin...

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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.

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"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?

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November 13, 2020 34 min

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 gratitude

Brian Doyle, 365 Days of Thank ...

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