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091: How to Earn (And Keep) Your Teen’s Trust (Encore!) // Tony Overbay, LMFT

He’s baaccck! Our favorite male guest is back on the podcast today teaching us how to communicate with our children in a way that builds trust.

Tony Overbay is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and a father of four young adults, so he has professional and personal experience with this topic. Whether you are currently parenting teenagers, or you will be parenting teenagers in a few years, there is something for you in this episode!

Listen in to learn how to truly…

1) Invite open and honest communication, and practice not reacting to unexpected news/situations

2) Listen with empathy and recognize emotional bids (EFT)

3) Follow up with your children after serious conversations, to let them know that you heard them and care about them

Show Notes

-Tony’s first episode on 3 in 30, “How to Praise Your Child, Even When It Feels Like There is Nothing to Praise”: https://3in30podcast.com/praise/

-Tony’s website: tonyoverbay.com

-Tony’s podcast, The Virtual Couch: http://www.tonyoverbay.com/category/podcast/

Tony’s top parenting book recommendation: Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured-Heart Approach, https://amzn.to/2ucXf3C

-Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Sue Johnson: http://drsuejohnson.com/emotionally-focused-therapy-2/what-is-eft/

Important Announcement!

-Listeners in ARIZONA! I’m teaching a Declutter your Motherhood workshop on Saturday, September 21 with the amazing Mika Perry. Early bird pricing ends 7/29–so get your ticket now! All the details here: 3in30podcast.com/arizona

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

2 Comments

  1. Tamara Davis on 09/21/2019 at 6:25 AM

    Fantastic! This was my first time listening to your show and I was immediately drawn to this topic. Parenting teens is ROUGH and I need all the quality suggestions I can find! This was a timely post for me. I love the takeaways. Not freaking out is frequent parenting advice and I’m just now realizing that freaking out looks different to my teens than it does to me. Thank you! I will be adding this podcast to my regular list of weekly listens! ❤️

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/14/2019 at 9:42 AM

      Yes what our kids see as us “freaking out” is different than what we see as freaking out! Thank you for pointing that out!!

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