Managing Anxiety about School Shootings & Other Traumatic Experiences with guest Stacie Boyar, LMHC, MS Ed

About this Episode

With so many scary things happening in the world today, it’s easy to understand why kids are struggling with anxiety. On this episode, Dr. Amy and Teri interview licensed mental health counselor, Stacie Boyar, LMHC, MS Ed, who shares tips and specific strategies for managing anxiety. She’s uniquely qualified to give advice on this topic as a therapist in Parkland, FL who worked with teens from the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting.

We talk about effective therapies for anxiety like CBT and EMDR and also learn at-home breathing and grounding techniques that we AND our kids can use whenever we’re feeling stressed or anxious about anything at all. Join us for this fantastic conversation with the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me, a book for teens on conquering anxiety.

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The Top 6 Episodes of 2021

Are you a new listener to our Brainy Moms podcast and want to know what you’ve been missing all year? Or maybe you’ve been listening since the beginning but wonder which topics everyone else liked the best. On this special year-end episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri recap the 6 most popular episodes of 2021. We share which one had the most downloads, the key takeaways from each of those guests, and we even play a short clip from all 6 of those episodes. Join us to hear what you’ve missed and what should be next on your playlist! 

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‘The No BS Mama’ Gets Real About Depression & Anxiety with guest Megan Eddinger

As a mom, how often have you felt anxious or depressed but felt like you had to hide those feelings from friends and family? On social media, do you only post the good stuff? Do you feel like you have to appear perfect on the outside while hiding your imperfections on the inside? You’re not alone! On this episode of Brainy Moms, Teri interviews the host of the No BS MAMA Podcast, Megan Eddinger.  Megan shares her own story of depression and the impact it had on her marriage and family. It’s a raw and honest conversation about her journey to becoming an advocate and supporter for moms who struggle with mental health issues. It’s such an important topic and Megan is a bright light in a dark room. Don’t miss this one if you or a mom you love is struggling. 

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Launching Your Teen Into Adulthood with guest Danica Copp, MSW

In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interviewed Danica Copp, a licensed clinical psychotherapist specializing in adolescent communication and development. Danica shares what parents need to do starting in elementary and middle school to make sure their teen successfully launches into adulthood when the time comes. It’s a fun conversation where Dr. Amy and Teri both admit they’ve dropped the ball on some essential skills. Get YOUR adolescent launching checklist along with some excellent advice on this episode. 

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Got Anxiety? Break Up with It! with guest Kaitlin Soule, LMFT

About the Episode

As moms, we’re all a hot mess sometimes. Juggling the mental and emotional load of motherhood can  wreak havoc on our not-so-healthy goal of being the “perfect” mom. In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Kaitlin Soule, licensed marriage and family therapist,  anxiety expert, and author of the book A Little Less of A Hot Mess…The Modern Mom’s Guide to Growth and Evolution.  Kaitlin shares how we need to change the way we think about perfection in order to embrace what we truly value in life. She offers expert insights about changing our relationship with anxiety and gives moms ideas for helping our kids manage their own anxiety and worries all through a lens of personal growth.  

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