Hi and welcome to Episode 124 of The Couples Expert Podcast with Stuart Fensterheim. We’re really pleased that you’ve joined our podcast today because we have an interesting guest and topic to discuss. Parenting issues affect couples deeply and if you’re a parent struggling with a difficult parent/child relationship it can make life very challenging for everyone involved. Stuart’s guest today is Laurie DiLorenzo. Laurie recently joined The Couples Experts in Scottsdale, AZ. Laurie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a varied background in counseling youth, families and couples including Spring Hills Academy Residential Treatment. Today Stuart and Laurie are going to discuss dealing with an angry adolescent.
What you’ll learn from today’s podcast:
How to define an angry adolescent at 6:19
Holding good boundaries and firm values for teens at 8:03
Anger and your own self- control and mindfulness as a parent at 11:50
When teens want to be on their own but still crave structure from parents at 16:01
Definition of true discipline at 19:56
How to reach out to an angry teen with empathy and when to seek help at 21:18
Parents can seek help first to better help their child at 28:23
We’re so grateful that Laurie has joined The Couples Experts practice to bring her unique skillset to help our clients. Thank you to Laurie DiLorenzo for being on the podcast today.
Laurie also specializes in EMDR and Somatic experiencing which helps people to convey their experiences in therapy without the big emotions attached. It’s easier to process these traumatic events while keeping the nervous system from taking over communications. EMDR is a way of processing experiences by taking out a great deal of the dramatic emotions surrounding the events. You can reach Laurie at The Couples Experts directly by phone at (480) 993- 1922 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Week on The Couples Expert Podcast
Please come join us for our next podcast when Stuart discusses staying close and secure in your love relationship when the woman is the primary breadwinner. This issue comes up surprisingly often and even in our evolved and modern couples, in traditional marriages there is still stigma attached to the wife being the primary earner. This will be an interesting show. We hope you’ll tune in to The Couples Expert again.
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