Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam

Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam

Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam is THE podcast for caregivers raising teenagers. If you’ve tried everything you can think of, but you still feel like you’re floundering; if you want to parent with confidence, but secretly worry that people are judging you and your kids; if want to set your teen up for success but fear you’re failing them...this podcast is for you. In each episode adolescent psychologist, Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, the TEEN TRANSLATOR, guides you around the teenage land minds with practical tips, simple solutions, and words of encouragement. Listen in every week as Dr. Cam chats with mental health and parenting experts to learn their best kept secrets and insights. Why just try to survive the teen years, when your whole family can thrive? FREE GIFT: Dr. Cam’s 10 Pro Tips for Raising Teens at


February 28, 2024 43 mins

As parents of teens, we’re constantly dealing with a whirlwind of emotions, responsibilities, and expectations that seem to never let up. Whether it's the stress of school, the drama of social life, or just trying to keep their screen time in check, the struggle feels endless.

That's why I'm really excited to have Sheryl Gould, the founder of the international organization Moms of Tweens and Teens, joining us today. She's got some ...

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As parents, we strive to equip our teens with the skills they need to thrive independently. But many of us worry that they won't learn to make wise decisions, regulate their emotions, or reach the necessary maturity needed to survive in the wild on their own.  

Fortunately, we have Kim Muench, a certified Conscious Parenting Coach and founder of Real Life Parent Guide here to help us. Kim specializes in working with parents of emer...

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As parents, one of our biggest concerns is the impact of social pressures and expectations on our teens' body image. If you’re concerned about your teen’s eating habits, self-care, and self-esteem, you’re in the right place.

In this episode we tackle this critical issue with Dr. Francis, a licensed professional Counselor and the founder and owner of Scottsdale Premier Counseling. Dr. Francis is a nationally recognized treatment spe...

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Do you have a teenager with ADHD? Are you concerned about their struggles with focus, impulsive actions, managing time, social interactions, and self-esteem? If these challenges sound familiar, you're in the right place.

In this episode Dr. Cam talks with Dana Kay, a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, two-time International best-selling author and the visionary leader of the ADHD Thrive Institute.

Dana Kay ...

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Do you find your teenager's unpredictable mood swings challenging? One minute they're all smiles, and the next, they're storming off over the smallest things. If you're unsure about how to help them navigate these intense feelings and stress, then this episode is just what you need.

In this episode I’m joined by master herbalist Sara Chana, who has been guiding teens towards a calmer, more centered state for over 30 years. You migh...

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Did you know that by 2030, 85% of jobs that will exist haven't even been invented yet? How do you prepare your teens for a future filled with unknowns?

In this episode, Dr. Lorna Bryant, head of career education at Pearson's Connections Academy, shares insights on preparing teens for success in a future filled with unknowns. The conversation covers various topics, including the pressure t...

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Ever find yourself in a communication standoff with your teenager? They seem to have their minds made up, and nothing you say can change it. Sound familiar?

In this episode, bestselling author and change navigation expert Michael McQueen shares insights into understanding and influencing teenagers. He discusses the reasons behind teen stubbornness and the mistakes parents often make when trying to persuade their teens. 

McQueen emp...

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In today's hyper-connected world, children are more exposed than ever to extremist ideologies that can profoundly influence young minds. There has been an enormous uptick in groups ranging from white supremacists to religious extremists who are aggressively targeting children as young as 11 on platforms popular with teens. For example, a neo-Nazi organization recently ran a social media recruitment campaign using gaming imagery and...

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In this episode we tackle a topic that often leaves parents feeling frustrated and helpless: communication with teenagers.

Did you know that according to a recent survey, 78% of parents report feeling like they're constantly struggling to communicate effectively with their teenagers? And it's no wonder. Teenagers are going through a period of immense physical and emotional change, and they're trying to figure out who they are and w...

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Many immigrant parents face the challenge of maintaining the traditions and expectations rooted in their upbringing while simultaneously adapting to the culture their teenagers are learning to navigate. This cultural dissonance frequently results in communication gaps, misunderstandings, and the potential for intergenerational trauma.

Recognizing the need to address these challenges, Dr. Cam invited Amy Yip, a Somatic Life Transfor...

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If you're concerned that your teen is struggling with addiction, whether it's technology, substances, or behavior, this episode is for you.  

Dr. Cam is joined by the renowned Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Gayani DeSilva. Dr. DeSilva is not only a leading expert in the field, but she's also the author of two highly acclaimed books: "A Psychiatrist's Guide: Helping Parents Reach Their Depressed Tween" and "A Psychiatrist's ...

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November 10, 2023 20 mins

Ever look at your teen and think, "Why won't you just do as I ask without all the pushback?" Me too! But we're thinking about it wrong. We're thinking our teen is disrespectful and defiant when they argue. What we should be thinking is, our teen's reaction is a sign of healthy development and respect." What?! Listen to this episode and let Dr. Cam explain.


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November 10, 2023 17 mins

In this episode, my daughter Alexa has agreed to join me to talk about the school year. She had a week to mourn not being able to go back physically (aka complain and sulk freely) and now we need to address her concerns and come up with a plan. We're going to do it in real-time so you can watch us. Not sure how it'll go, but here it goes...


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November 10, 2023 21 mins

How do you motivate an unmotivated teen? Many parents are struggling with this dilemma now that our kids are all learning from home. We've tried bribing, threatening, nagging, yelling...nothing seems to work.

Today I pull some insights from Daniel Pink's book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" and show you how to apply them to our teens. 

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November 10, 2023 12 mins

As I wait for the results of the presidential election to come in, I realize there are two big lessons we can learn about this experience to help us with parenting teens: The power of the vote and the power of recognition. Both are quite effective ways to build our teen's motivation and self-worth.

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In this episode, we turn the spotlight on a critical issue that demands our attention: Teen suicide. The latest stats are a stark wake-up call, revealing that it's the second leading cause of death among adolescents aged 10 to 24 in the United States. This underscores the urgent need for effective prevention and support.

Joining us is Suzie Bartel, the visionary founder of the Ryan Bartel Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to provi...

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😤 Struggling to motivate your teenager to focus on what really matters? If so, this episode is a must-listen!

🎙️ Join me as I chat with Jason Cole, a seasoned author and a respected name in the sports world. With eight books under his belt, including the intriguing "Shut up Your Kid Is Not That Great" and firsthand experience raising two teen boys of his own,

Jason's here to offer a candid take on how our well-intentioned parenti...

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🌟 Got a bright teen struggling in school? You're not alone! Many students have untapped potential, and it's frustrating for us parents to watch.

🚀 That's why we've brought in Sam Young, aka Mr. Sam, founder of Young Scholars Academy (@YSAENRICHMENT). Sam's on a mission to support twice-exceptional, differently-wired, and gifted students to thrive through strength-based education and a nurturing community.

💪 Join us as Sam shares...

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In this episode we're unpacking a topic that's not just timely; it's absolutely essential: How to Raise an Antiracist. In an era where issues of race and social justice dominate headlines, it's crucial that we equip our teens with the knowledge and tools to be active participants in the fight against racism. 

Joining me are the co-authors of the The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook. Roxy Manning a clinical ...

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In this episode we're diving into a crucial topic that's impacting teens across America. We're witnessing a concerning rise in anxiety, depression, and tragically, record-high rates of youth suicide. But what's really troubling is the relentless stigma that keeps so many teens from opening up about their struggles and seeking help.

Dr. Cam talks with two fantastic guests today: Erin Gallagher, the Executive Director of This Is My B...

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