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Cameron Caswell The Teen Translator

Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD, the “teen translator,” is an adolescent psychologist, family success coach, and co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve student, staff, and parent well-being.

For over two decades, she has been helping parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding. Dr. Cam is a TEDx speaker, host of the Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam podcast, co-creator of the “I Am Enough” teen 12-week workshop, author of Power Phrases for Parents: Teen Edition, and co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution.

Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!

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Chasing Your Dreams While Raising Teens With Heidi Schalk &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Chasing YOUR Dreams while Raising Teens with Heidi Schalk

Are you a mom feeling overwhelmed by the demands of raising teens while chasing your own dreams and goals? You're not alone. According to a study by the Working Mother Research Institute, 60% of worki…

Are you a mom feelin…

Are you a mom feeling overwhelmed by the demands of raising teens while chasing your own dreams and goals? You're not alone. According to a study by the Working Mother Research Institute, 60% of working moms feel guilty about the amount of time they spend with their children. In this episode Dr. Cam dives deep into this common challenge with her special guest, Heidi Schalk. Heidi brings a wealth of insights from her own experiences as a mom, business strategy coach, author, and speaker. Heidi specializes in empowering women to achieve their goals and build successful businesses while balancing…

Listen · 33:13
Breaking The Cycle Of Toxic Parenting With Cari Fund &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Parenting with Cari Fund

In this episode, we delve into an incredibly vital topic: breaking free from the cycle of toxic parenting. We're joined by the amazing Cari Fund, a trailblazer in breaking the cycle of toxic parenting…

In this episode, we …

In this episode, we delve into an incredibly vital topic: breaking free from the cycle of toxic parenting. We're joined by the amazing Cari Fund, a trailblazer in breaking the cycle of toxic parenting. Together we explore the ease with which we can inadvertently repeat parenting patterns passed down through generations, often without realizing their impact on our children's mental health. Thankfully, with advancements in child psychology, we know have the tools and knowledge to effect positive changes. Cari guides us through the process of identifying these hidden patterns and, more importantl…

Listen · 42:41
Building Mutual Trust With Your Teen With Kristen Duke &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Building Mutual Trust With Your Teen with Kristen Duke

Do you feel disconnected from your teen? Does it seem like they don't trust you enough to open up? The reason you’re not close certainly isn’t due to a lack of trying. But it could be that you’r…

Do you feel disconne…

Do you feel disconnected from your teen? Does it seem like they don't trust you enough to open up? The reason you’re not close certainly isn’t due to a lack of trying. But it could be that you’re trying the wrong things. In this episode Dr. Cam is joined by Kristen Duke, a trusted mentor specializing in supporting parents through the challenges of raising teenagers. Kristen helps us explore common pitfalls in parent-teen relationships and shares practical strategies to foster trust and strengthen connections with our teens.   Feeling lost in the sea of parenting advice? Wish you had a s…

Listen · 47:57
Breaking Free From The Overparenting Trap With Julie Lythcott-Haims &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Breaking Free from the OverParenting Trap with Julie Lythcott-Haims

In today’s world teenagers are expected to excel in every aspect of their lives—academics, extracurriculars, work, and more. Parents want more than anything for their children to succeed so they o…

In today’s world t…

In today’s world teenagers are expected to excel in every aspect of their lives—academics, extracurriculars, work, and more. Parents want more than anything for their children to succeed so they often take on a lot of the responsibility and stress themselves. But perhaps we need to take a pause for a moment and question what we mean by success. Could this hyper-focus on achievement actually be hindering rather than helping our children thrive. In this episode Dr. Cam is thrilled to have Julie Lythcott-Haims with us. She sparks a national dialogue challenging conventional parenting wisdom i…

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Spotting Teen Suicide Risk &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Spotting Teen Suicide Risk

As parents, there's nothing scarier than the thought of losing our child. But did you know suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 in the United States?  One of the biggest fears p…

As parents, there's …

As parents, there's nothing scarier than the thought of losing our child. But did you know suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 in the United States?  One of the biggest fears parents have is missing the warning signs.  And the question we all want answered is: how can I tell if my teen is at risk? In today's episode we're diving deep into Spotting Teen Suicide Risk with Dr. Jessica Rabon, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric psychology.  She’ll help us break down the common warning signs, dispel some myths, and give us the tools we need to have…

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Teen Ocd Demystified With Natasha Daniels &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Teen OCD Demystified with Natasha Daniels

Did you know that OCD affects up to 3% of adolescents in the United States?  That's roughly one in every 30 teens. While OCD can manifest in various ways, the constant worry and intrusive thoughts it…

Did you know that OC…

Did you know that OCD affects up to 3% of adolescents in the United States?  That's roughly one in every 30 teens. While OCD can manifest in various ways, the constant worry and intrusive thoughts it generates can be incredibly difficult for teenagers to navigate. And let's be honest, parents often worry they're not doing enough to help their teens overcome OCD. That’s why I’m thrilled to have Natasha Daniels join us today. Natasha has been an anxiety & OCD therapist for over two decades. She combines both her clinical expertise with her lived experience, raising her own three kids wi…

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Raising Emotionally Resilient Teens With Dr. Caroline Leaf &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Raising Emotionally Resilient Teens with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Are you ready for a transformative journey? In this episode, we're thrilled to introduce a very special guest: Dr. Caroline Leaf! Dr. Caroline Leaf is not your average mental health expert; she's a pi…

Are you ready for a …

Are you ready for a transformative journey? In this episode, we're thrilled to introduce a very special guest: Dr. Caroline Leaf! Dr. Caroline Leaf is not your average mental health expert; she's a pioneer in unraveling the intricate connections between our minds and brains. As the driving force behind the popular podcast "Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess" and the author of 18 groundbreaking books, including "Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess" and "How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess," Dr. Leaf is a leading advocate for mental wellness. In this episode, Dr. Leaf shares practical strategie…

Listen · 46:19
Interventions For Teen Substance Abuse &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Interventions for Teen Substance Abuse

Did you know that according to SAMHSA, over 1.7 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the US have a substance use disorder? It's a staggering statistic that underscores the critical need for effective …

Did you know that ac…

Did you know that according to SAMHSA, over 1.7 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the US have a substance use disorder? It's a staggering statistic that underscores the critical need for effective interventions and support systems for our teens. As parents, it's essential to equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex issue. In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Louise, a renowned family systems coach, interventionist, and trailblazer in the field of behavioral health and addiction treatments.  Dr. Louise provides us with invaluable insights and actionable steps to …

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Raising Respectful Teens With Brooke Romney &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Raising Respectful Teens with Brooke Romney

Have you ever felt at a loss when faced with your teen's rude behavior? Moments where your requests are ignored, or they respond with sarcasm or eye-rolling? If this sounds all too familiar, this epis…

Have you ever felt a…

Have you ever felt at a loss when faced with your teen's rude behavior? Moments where your requests are ignored, or they respond with sarcasm or eye-rolling? If this sounds all too familiar, this episode is for you. In this episode, Dr. Cam is joined by Brooke Romney (@brookeromneywrites), the best-selling author of 52 Modern Manners for Today's Teens Volume 1 and 2. Brooke sheds light on how we can foster mutual respect and maintain authority while still strengthening our connection with our teens.   Resources Mentioned in This Episode 52 Modern Manners for Today's Teens FREE Guide: Dr. Cam…

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Supporting Teens With Ocd With Kimberley Quinlin &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Supporting Teens with OCD with Kimberley Quinlin

Does your teen display repetitive behaviors like excessive hand washing or hair picking?  Are they battling against intrusive thoughts they can't shake off? If so, this episode is for you. These beha…

Does your teen displ…

Does your teen display repetitive behaviors like excessive hand washing or hair picking?  Are they battling against intrusive thoughts they can't shake off? If so, this episode is for you. These behaviors may signal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD, a condition impacting around 1 in every 100 children and teens.  In this episode, I’m joined by Kimberley Quinlin, a therapist with extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and OCD-related disorders. Kimberley is here to help us identify these signs in our teens and provide guidance f…

Listen · 38:31
Overcoming Unhealthy Teen Sleep Habits With Dr. Holliday-Bell &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Overcoming Unhealthy Teen Sleep Habits with Dr. Holliday-Bell

Are you one of the many parents grappling with the challenge of getting your teenager to sleep? You're not alone. Studies show that approximately 70% of teenagers are sleep-deprived. This lack of adeq…

Are you one of the m…

Are you one of the many parents grappling with the challenge of getting your teenager to sleep? You're not alone. Studies show that approximately 70% of teenagers are sleep-deprived. This lack of adequate rest not only impacts their academic performance but also their physical and mental health. To shed light on this issue, Dr. Cam talks with Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, a Board-Certified Physician and Certified Clinical Sleep Specialist. Dr. Holliday-Bell shares her expertise and top strategies for ensuring our teens get the rest they need for optimal health and well-being.    Thanks for Liste…

Listen · 30:41
Acing College Admissions With Dr. Pamela Ellis &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Acing College Admissions With Dr. Pamela Ellis

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of navigating the college application process for your teen? Wondering how to find the perfect fit without breaking the bank? Then this episode is for …

Are you feeling over…

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of navigating the college application process for your teen? Wondering how to find the perfect fit without breaking the bank? Then this episode is for you. Stay tuned as we dive into expert advice on finding, applying to, and paying for college.  Our special guest, Dr. Pamela Ellis, MBA, PhD, aka The Education Doctor®, is here to share her invaluable insights. Dr. Pamela has helped over 1,000 families successfully navigate this journey, with a whopping 95% admission rate to top-choice colleges and an average scholarship of $75,000. Are you rea…

Listen · 35:58
Boosting Your Teen’s Teen Self-Esteem With Phinnah &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Boosting Your Teen’s Teen Self-Esteem with Phinnah

In this episode we tackle a common challenge that many parents face: How to help our teens develop a strong sense of self-worth and confidence in a world that often seems designed to chip away at it? …

In this episode we t…

In this episode we tackle a common challenge that many parents face: How to help our teens develop a strong sense of self-worth and confidence in a world that often seems designed to chip away at it? Dr. Cam is joined by Phinnah, a seasoned family coach with over a decade of experience transforming family dynamics by strengthening parent-child relationships. Listen in to hear her expert advice for navigating the delicate balance between supporting your teen's self-esteem and allowing them to face life's challenges independently   Thanks for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode and think oth…

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Overcoming Teen And Parent Overwhelm With Sheryl Gould &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Overcoming Teen and Parent Overwhelm with Sheryl Gould

As parents of teens, we’re constantly dealing with a whirlwind of emotions, responsibilities, and expectations that seem to never let up. Whether it's the stress of school, the drama of social life,…

As parents of teens,…

As parents of teens, we’re constantly dealing with a whirlwind of emotions, responsibilities, and expectations that seem to never let up. Whether it's the stress of school, the drama of social life, or just trying to keep their screen time in check, the struggle feels endless. That's why I'm really excited to have Sheryl Gould, the founder of the international organization Moms of Tweens and Teens, joining us today. She's got some fantastic tips and tricks to help us tackle our own overwhelm and support our teens through theirs.   Thanks for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode and think …

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Launching Teens Into Adulthood Successfully With Kim Muench &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Launching Teens into Adulthood Successfully with Kim Muench

As parents, we strive to equip our teens with the skills they need to thrive independently. But many of us worry that they won't learn to make wise decisions, regulate their emotions, or reach the nec…

As parents, we striv…

As parents, we strive to equip our teens with the skills they need to thrive independently. But many of us worry that they won't learn to make wise decisions, regulate their emotions, or reach the necessary maturity needed to survive in the wild on their own.   Fortunately, we have Kim Muench, a certified Conscious Parenting Coach and founder of Real Life Parent Guide here to help us. Kim specializes in working with parents of emerging adults (ages 18-25). Kim is the author of  Becoming Me While Raising You – a Mother’s Journey to Her Self. She is also a sought after speaker on topics r…

Listen · 36:06
Nurturing A Positive Body Image In Teens With Dr. Morgan Francis &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Nurturing a Positive Body Image in Teens with Dr. Morgan Francis

As parents, one of our biggest concerns is the impact of social pressures and expectations on our teens' body Image. If you’re concerned about your teen’s eating habits, Self-Care, and self-esteem…

As parents, one of o…

As parents, one of our biggest concerns is the impact of social pressures and expectations on our teens' body Image. If you’re concerned about your teen’s eating habits, Self-Care, and self-esteem, you’re in the right place. In this episode we tackle this critical issue with Dr. Francis, a licensed professional Counselor and the founder and owner of Scottsdale Premier Counseling. Dr. Francis is a nationally recognized treatment specialist in body Image and eating disorders. She shares her expert strategies for promoting a healthy body Image and self-acceptance in our teens.   Thanks for…

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Ep. 187 Helping Teens Thrive With Adhd With Dana Kay &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Ep. 187 Helping Teens Thrive With ADHD with Dana Kay

Do you have a teenager with ADHD? Are you concerned about their struggles with focus, impulsive actions, managing time, social interactions, and self-esteem? If these challenges sound familiar, you're…

Do you have a teenag…

Do you have a teenager with ADHD? Are you concerned about their struggles with focus, impulsive actions, managing time, social interactions, and self-esteem? If these challenges sound familiar, you're in the right place. In this episode Dr. Cam talks with Dana Kay, a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, two-time International best-selling author and the visionary leader of the ADHD Thrive Institute. Dana Kay and Dr. Cam explore effective strategies to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and help our teens to excel in their personal and academic lives.   Thanks for Listening!…

Listen · 33:53
Ep. 186 Soothing Teen Stress Naturally With Sara-Chana &Raquo; Parenting Teens Promo
Ep. 186 Soothing Teen Stress Naturally with Sara-Chana

Do you find your teenager's unpredictable mood swings challenging? One minute they're all smiles, and the next, they're storming off over the smallest things. If you're unsure about how to help them n…

Do you find your tee…

Do you find your teenager's unpredictable mood swings challenging? One minute they're all smiles, and the next, they're storming off over the smallest things. If you're unsure about how to help them navigate these intense feelings and stress, then this episode is just what you need. In this episode I’m joined by master herbalist Sara Chana, who has been guiding teens towards a calmer, more centered state for over 30 years. You might know her from her book 'MOODTOPIA' or her various TV appearances.  In this episode, she shares some of her top botanical remedies for tackling stress and anxiet…

Listen · 42:54
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