Author: Brie Tucker

Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator. She's a divorced mom to two teenagers.
Podcast Episode 75: How to Ditch That Nasty “Stop and Drop” Habit
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Podcast Episode 75: How to Ditch That Nasty “Stop and Drop” Habit

Do your kids come to you the night before their diorama project is due in Social Studies asking to go to the store to buy EVERYTHING? And did you go?
Then you may have a Stop & Drop problem!
This isn’t any one person’s fault. It’s the result of a combination of things. But we have good news for you! Use our 3 easy tips and you will lose that nasty little stop and drop habit once and for all!

Podcast Episode 74: How to Find the Humor in Being a Mom
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Podcast Episode 74: How to Find the Humor in Being a Mom

Sometimes as a parent you just have to laugh. I mean, no one ever wants to believe that there will be a day where they are trying to figure out if that’s poop or chocolate on their shirt! But that’s a hard mom humor truth! And it’s why all moms need to laugh!
And boy will we have you rolling after this…

We discuss the importance of finding the humor in being a mom as well as what advice they have for moms struggling to get through the nitty gritty days in motherhood.

Podcast Episode 73: 4 Ways to Tackle an Upper Limit Problem You Probably Didn’t Know You Had
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Podcast Episode 73: 4 Ways to Tackle an Upper Limit Problem You Probably Didn’t Know You Had

Do you ever feel guilty when things are going good for you? Do you engage in negative self-talk? Have you ever thought that you just might be self-sabotaging good things in your life?
If so, you are not alone. And, according to Gay Hendricks, you may have what he calls an “upper limit problem.” Here’s 4 ways you can kick it to the curb.

Podcast Episode 68: What You Need to Know About Your Teen and How To Handle Family Crisis
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Podcast Episode 68: What You Need to Know About Your Teen and How To Handle Family Crisis

Life with a teen can feel like an endless series of battles. We are constantly asking ourselves:
Is this normal? Should I be worried? What should I do? How do I connect with my teen?
Dr. Bravo shares with us 3 things that parents can do right now to foster a harmonious relationship when navigating these teen years with our kids.

Podcast Episode 119: Finding your Authentic Self with Ryan Haddon

Podcast Episode 119: Finding your Authentic Self with Ryan Haddon

It can be hard finding your authentic self when we put so much energy into our family every day. It becomes so difficult to untangle where your identity ends and your identity as a parent begins (news flash- they are different)! We’re going to share 3 things you can do to have healthy boundaries with our kids and family and help you find your authentic self.

Podcast Episode 86: Parenting on the Same Page with Amy McCready
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Podcast Episode 86: Parenting on the Same Page with Amy McCready

It’s hard enough when you are trying to pick a place to go out to eat and no one is on the same page, but when you and your partner or co-parent aren’t on the same page…it can be downright agonizing! We discuss with Amy how parents can identify what the real issue is causing their parenting struggles and how to best get on the same page and become a united front.

Podcast Episode 112: What is Social Justice Parenting?
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Podcast Episode 112: What is Social Justice Parenting?

When it comes to parenting, so many of us want to raise “good kids”. Kids who will be kind to others, who can problem solve, kids who truly understand and act out of compassion, and who understand inclusivity, justice, and equality. But there is often a space between raising “good kids” and raising pro-justice kids. That’s where the concept of Social Justice Parenting comes in.

Podcast Episode 61: How Logical Consequences are More Effective Than Punishments at Home
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Podcast Episode 61: How Logical Consequences are More Effective Than Punishments at Home

Too often, we fall into the trap of punishing our kids in the heat of the moment after something’s happened. But that hardly ever works. Here, we’ll discuss the difference between logical consequences and punishments, as well as how to make effective logical consequences that will have a positive impact on your discipline at home.

Podcast Episode #146: How to Parent Like a Spy with Christina Hillsberg
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Podcast Episode #146: How to Parent Like a Spy with Christina Hillsberg

Have you ever thought that being a parent should carry some training? How about spy training? I mean, who doesn’t want to learn how to parent like a spy? Meet Christina Hillsberg, former CIA agent and author who shares how her training as a spy has influenced her parenting with her 5 kids.

Homework Helper Middle School
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Homework Helper Middle School

Dread your middle schooler’s homework every night? These tips for middle school parents will guide you in effective homework strategies.

There I was, sitting in my son’s 7th grade Parent-Teacher conferences, listening to the Literature teacher tell me the same thing I have heard for the past few years at every single conference…

“Your son is very bright, well-behaved, an absolutely pleasure in class. However, he doesn’t seem to get his homework done. And our first test of the year didn’t go very well for him.”