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In this episode of The Coping Podcast, Dr. Leigh Weisz is interviewed by Leslie Randolph of Confidence Coaching For Girls about effective strategies for raising confident and independent adults. They discuss the pitfalls of helicopter parenting, the importance of allowing teens to experience boredom and discomfort, and practical tips for parents to foster resilience and self-reliance in their children.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, Dr. Leigh Weisz and Dr. Jeremy Weisz are joined by Dr. Eli Lebowitz, Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center and creator of the SPACE treatment. They explore strategies for managing anxious children, tackling bedtime separation anxiety, and addressing parental disagreements in treatment. Tune in for insights and a “magic tip” for streamlining bedtime routines, essential for parents managing their child’s anxiety.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, host Dr. Leigh Weisz talks with Dr. Mojgan Makki, Founder of Psychiatry Studio, about the pivotal role parents play in managing their children’s mental health. They discuss when to consider medication versus continuing with therapy, the role of early intervention and treatment in anxiety disorders, and how to formulate a treatment plan with your child’s psychiatrist.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, host Dr. Leigh Weisz chats with Beth McCormack, Family Law Attorney and Partner at Beermann LLP, about turning a challenging divorce into successful co-parenting. They cover the importance of avoiding court battles, how to manage the emotional aspects of a divorce, and some incredibly useful resources for parents and kids alike. Tune in for expert advice on making this life transition as smooth as possible for your family.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, host Dr. Leigh Weisz converses with Leslie Randolph about the pivotal role of self-confidence in a teen’s development. They discuss the interplay between self-confidence and mental health, the impact of parents and peers on a teen’s confidence, and strategies to foster self-belief in teens. Leslie also shares her favorite resources for parents and teenagers.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, Dr. Leigh Weisz hosts Dr. Aryn Froum, a licensed clinical psychologist, to talk about OCD in children. Dr. Froum also shares why you shouldn’t reassure or accommodate your child’s behaviors, her approach to treating OCD, and helpful resources to learn more about this disorder.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Leigh Weisz hosts Dr. Colleen Cira, the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, to talk about the value of meditation in processing emotions. Dr. Cira shares how we can incorporate meditation and mindfulness without breaking our busy schedules, how to become intentional with our actions, and the importance of showing up for ourselves and our relationships.
Nicki Sutherland and Erin Kerpel are two of the five Founders of Gratitude Generation. This nonprofit provides community service opportunities in the Chicago area for children, families, and organizations. Nicki is the Executive Director of the program and a former...
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, Dr. Leigh Weisz hosts Ben Kessler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Coping Partners, to talk about technology addiction in children. Ben also highlights the importance of parents teaching young children the boundaries of healthy technology use and describes what happens when technology is taken away completely.
In this episode of The Coping Podcast, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Leigh Weisz hosts Dr. Lisa Novak, the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Illuminate Psychological Assessments, to talk about the value of neuropsychological assessments for children. Dr. Novak shares how these assessments benefit both parents and children, her usual process for identifying the root cause of children’s problems and challenges, and the impact of COVID on children’s emotional struggles.