The Family Couch

Episode 65: Successfully Raising Your Strong, Confident, Wild Child

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Tangee Veloso about how to tame your wild child and how to raise a confident child while your child is being themselves. We dive in and discuss that parents Veloso works with in coaching are often trying to teach their kids how to behave with traditional quick-fix parenting tricks,...[ read more ]

Episode 64: Co-Creating a Healthy Parent-Child Relationship

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Laura Reagan about how to help our children, specifically teens, co-create a better relationship with us. We jump in and discuss the sociological perspective of teens and their development.  Reagan believes we need to look at the concept of childhood. It wasn’t long ago that children got up early...[ read more ]

Episode 63: How Self-Care & Your Village Support Your Parenting

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Melissa Dumaz about creating a village and self-care. We dive right in and discuss how Dumaz helps moms not get into the rhythm of feeling like they have to do everything for everyone else. Dumaz encourages moms do define their own version of supermom or superdad.  We need to...[ read more ]

Episode 62: Giving Thanks: A Family’s Guide to Gratitude

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Michelle Dickie about how to show, acknowledge and express gratitude as parents. We jump in and discuss how Dickie was inspired to write a gratitude journal for children.  She would talk with her kids each night about what they were grateful for and wanted to write down everything they...[ read more ]

Episode 61: Being Supportive of Families with Children Living with Allergies

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Jaclyn Tran about the effects of allergies on the child, the family, and the family support system. We jump in and discuss what it means to have allergies and how they affect our bodies.  Tran provides that there are seasonal allergies, where a doctor will tell you to take...[ read more ]

Episode 60: Finding Your Inner “Wise Inside”

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Heather Criswell about how to find the “wise inside.” Criswell starts off by describing her background and the books she has authored. She mentions that her mother always woke her up saying, “Rise and shine!”, which now has profound meaning to her.  She feels that we need to rise...[ read more ]

Episode 59: How Social Media Has Changed the Lives of Millenials

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Autumn Collier about social media and millenials, and how it has changed the societal aspect of their lives. We jump right in and discuss what kind of concerns or symptoms Collier’s patients share with her regarding social media.  She often hears about the overall idea that the patient feels...[ read more ]

Episode 58: Developing a Healthy Parent-Child Relationship

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Tyra Lane-Kingsland about how to have a heart transformation as you’re working with your child to develop a healthy parent-child relationship. We jump right in and discuss what heart-centered parenting means.  Lane-Kingsland had experienced trauma in her childhood, including verbal abuse, neglect and physical abuse.  As Lane-Kingsland was parenting...[ read more ]

Episode 57: Supporting Families with Children Living on the Spectrum

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Dr. Cindy Graham about how to help children on the autism spectrum manage their autism in a healthy way. We jump in by defining “Autism Spectrum Disorder.”  This term is more recent to the general population because Autism was previously broken into five other disorders. Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Disorder,...[ read more ]

Episode 56: Grief and the Family

 In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with Dr. Ajita Robinson about grief and how to support families while they’re going through the grief process. We first discuss what the term “symbolic loss” means.  Robinson uses changing jobs as an example of symbolic loss, where you’re going from the known to unknown.  We can also grieve the...[ read more ]