Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons: For Parents Who Worry

By Lynn Lyons LICSW, Robin Hutson

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Parenting isn't easy, and it's normal to worry. Lynn Lyons, therapist, author, and speaker is one of the world's experts on helping parents, kids, and teens manage anxiety. She talks with co-host and sister-in-law Robin Hutson in a weekly podcast full of laughs, and practical advice without the psychobabble. At the beginning of the pandemic, Lynn and Robin started the Flusterclux podcast when their parenting retreats went on hiatus, and they're now 2 years in, talking about anxiety and worry, their love for Mr. Rogers, and the crazy things the mental health field gets WRONG about anxiety. Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons has been a therapist for over 30 years. She's an author of 3 books with a new one coming out in October and has traveled around the US and Canada training hundreds of audiences teachers, school nurses, counselors and parents about managing anxiety. Flusterclux represents that feeling of overwhelm. Each episode is filled with practical advice for parents how to better manage their worry and big feelings like anger and sadness so that they are modeling healthy emotional awareness. Lynn answers listener questions and gives parents concrete strategies for developing the traits that are their kids' best defenses against anxiety and depression later in life: flexibility, resilience, autonomy, and problem solving. New episodes every Friday at 5AM EST. Find us at flusterclux.com https://www.facebook.com/flusterclux https://www.instagram.com/flusterclux/

Episode Date
Managing the Big Feelings Around Graduations
May 17, 2024
Teaching Your Kids How To Fix or End Friendships After Big Fights
May 10, 2024
Listener Question: My Daughter Panics About Things In Big Ways. What Is Going On?
May 03, 2024
The Anxiety Around Your Kid's Health with Pediatrician Dr. Jessica Hochman
Apr 26, 2024
Best of: Loneliness and Connection in Adults
Apr 19, 2024
Lynn Talks Directly To Your Kids About Anxiety
Apr 12, 2024
Kids, Phones and the Consequences: Let's Get Real About the Impact
Apr 05, 2024
How Grief Shows Up In Kids And How To Respond
Mar 29, 2024
"Don't Believe The Hype!" Lynn Talks To Teens About Their Mental Health
Mar 22, 2024
How to Help Your Child with Friendships and Likability
Mar 15, 2024
Owning Your Own Grouchiness in Relationships and Shifting to Kinder Communication
Mar 08, 2024
How and Why to Curb Your Kid's Global Language (And Maybe Your Own!)
Mar 01, 2024
Best Of: Raising Kids Who Are Really Ready for College Isn't What You Think
Feb 23, 2024
6 Traps To Avoid In Your Plan To Help Your Anxious Child
Feb 16, 2024
Anxiety Can Become The Cult Leader of Your Family. What If You're The First To Want Out?
Feb 09, 2024
How Anxiety Shows Up in Your Kid's Sports & Activities
Feb 02, 2024
911 Marriages: Tips From Divorce Prevention Expert Michele Weiner Davis
Jan 22, 2024
Break Up With Your Dating Anxiety
Jan 19, 2024
Overcoming Barriers To Therapy: What You Can Do Yourself Regarding Affordability, Availability & Accessibilty
Jan 12, 2024
The Problem With Labels And Why to Avoid Them With Our Kids, Ourselves, and The World
Jan 05, 2024
Best Of: Parenting Phrases We Love to Use All The Time
Dec 29, 2023
Best Of: Connection, Not Enmeshment, Is The Goal. How Do You Know The Difference?
Dec 22, 2023
Do You Walk On Eggshells Around Your Kids To Avoid Upsetting Them?
Dec 19, 2023
How to Make More Fun For Your Family (Even When You Are Tapped Out)
Dec 15, 2023
Mastering The Skill of Disappointing People
Dec 12, 2023
Depression's Treatment And Prevention: A Series of Mic Drops with Dr. Michael Yapko
Dec 08, 2023
When Your Kids Feel Overwhelmed, How Hard Do You Push?
Dec 01, 2023
Helping Your Kids With The Skill Of Winning And Losing
Nov 28, 2023
Best Of: What to Say To People Who Don't "Get" Anxiety
Nov 24, 2023
Preparing for Difficult Relatives: A Holiday Survival Plan
Nov 17, 2023
Handling Difficult News Headlines With Your Kids
Nov 14, 2023
Keeping Your Cool During the College Application Process: A Talk With Jill Shulman
Nov 10, 2023
Will My Child Grow Out Of This? Selective Mutism And Other Anxiety Behaviors
Nov 03, 2023
The 3 Patterns That Are Most Toxic In Adult Relationships
Oct 27, 2023
When Your Child’s Bedtime Fears Are Frustrating the Whole Family
Oct 20, 2023
Helping Your Kids Navigate Social Media's Traps - A Talk With Expert Devorah Heitner
Oct 13, 2023
After You Get Your Anxious Kid to School, How Do You Keep Them There?
Oct 06, 2023
How to Manage BIG Feelings: A Lesson for Kids & Adults
Sep 29, 2023
A Talk on OCD with "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents" co-author Reid Wilson
Sep 22, 2023
What You Must Know About Kids And The New Data On Smart Phones
Sep 15, 2023
The Good News About Middle School
Sep 08, 2023
Every Mom Thinks She Has ADHD Now. Do you?
Sep 01, 2023
Best of: Helping Your Kids With Self-Hatred and Self-Blame
Aug 25, 2023
Best of: How to Have a Successful Meeting with Your Child’s School
Aug 18, 2023
Off to College: Let's Talk About Roommates
Aug 11, 2023
Best of: How Talking Less Will Improve Your Parenting
Aug 04, 2023
Use This Summer to Practice DIY Exposure Therapy
Jul 28, 2023
When Your Kid Is a Blamer
Jul 21, 2023
Who Enjoys Kids' Birthday Parties? This Episode is Not For You
Jul 14, 2023
The Problem with People Pleasers
Jul 07, 2023
Best of: Dads, Depression and Anxiety
Jun 30, 2023
The Impact of Tracking Technology on Your Family's Mental Health
Jun 23, 2023
A Conversation about Kids and Their Social-Emotional Skills
Jun 16, 2023
When A Kid's Questions Never End, Are They Caused by Anxiety?
Jun 09, 2023
Flusterclux In Session: When Your Child Has Separation Anxiety
Jun 02, 2023
Best of: Summer Camp & Separation Anxiety
May 26, 2023
How Does An Anxiety Expert Handle Breaking Her Back?
May 19, 2023
Flusterclux In Session: When Your Teenager Doesn't Want to Do Anything This Summer
May 12, 2023
When Your Anxious Kid Struggles with Making Decisions
May 05, 2023
Loneliness and Connection in Adults
Apr 28, 2023
Loneliness and Connection in Kids and Teens
Apr 21, 2023
School Avoidance: When It's Anxiety Related, How Can You Help?
Apr 14, 2023
Flusterclux In Session: How To Help A Rigid, Anxious Child By Modeling More Flexibility
Apr 07, 2023
Listener Questions on Handling Child Outbursts, Perfectionism, and Doubting Your Therapist
Mar 31, 2023
Best of: How to Raise Problem Solvers
Mar 24, 2023
Connection— not enmeshment— is the goal. How do you know the difference?
Mar 17, 2023
When a Teen's Mental Health Is Costing Her Friends
Mar 10, 2023
OCD in Kids: Listener Questions on Medication and Compulsive Apologizing
Mar 03, 2023
How To Teach Your Kids To Handle Disappointment
Feb 24, 2023
Unpacking the Parenting Styles on ABC TV's "The Parent Test"
Feb 17, 2023
Handling Embarrassment
Feb 10, 2023
Helping Your Kids Handle Medical Procedures
Feb 03, 2023
When Kids' Sleep Issues Are Actually Anxiety Issues
Jan 27, 2023
We're Talking to Teens the Wrong Way About Their Mental Health
Jan 20, 2023
When Your Worry Is a Dress Rehearsal for Tragedy, Here's How To Stop
Jan 13, 2023
5 Parenting Phrases You Should Use At Every Age
Jan 06, 2023
Unpacking and Breaking Your Habits That Self Soothe
Dec 30, 2022
Best Of Holiday Listener Questions: Blended Families and Angry Teens
Dec 23, 2022
An Episode To All College & High School Students and the People that Love Them
Dec 16, 2022
When is hoarding in adults and kids related to OCD?
Dec 09, 2022
Is High Functioning Anxiety Really A Thing?
Dec 02, 2022
When Anxiety Shows Up as Anger
Nov 25, 2022
How to Build Healthy Boundaries (And What That Means!)
Nov 18, 2022
How to Support Your Anxious Child 101
Nov 11, 2022
What You Should Know About Anxiety and Exercise
Nov 04, 2022
What to Say To The People Who Don't Get Anxiety
Oct 28, 2022
6 Parenting Phrases We Hate (and Why)
Oct 21, 2022
When do you push your kid towards the thing they are afraid of? A guide to Exposure Therapy
Oct 14, 2022
Tackling Meltdowns: A Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults
Oct 07, 2022
When Should Therapy End?
Sep 30, 2022
Calling All Control Freaks: Here's Why and How To Let Go
Sep 23, 2022
How Parents Can Get Their Anxious Kids' Schools on the Same Page
Sep 16, 2022
How Talking Less Improves Your Parenting
Sep 09, 2022
The Back To School Message Every Parent Needs To Hear
Sep 02, 2022
Strengthening Your Kid’s Psychological Immune System
Aug 26, 2022
Best of Back To School: Let Your Kids Fail; Don't Let Your Kids Drown
Aug 19, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #7 The Final Step to Practice
Aug 12, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #6 Building Self Esteem
Aug 05, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors for Families: #5 When Bribing Works
Jul 29, 2022
Best Of: How To Manage Your Kids' Phobias
Jul 22, 2022
Best of Summer Episode: How to Take a Vacay from Mom Guilt
Jul 15, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #4 The Correct Way To Use Breath
Jul 08, 2022
When You Feel Rage at the World
Jul 01, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #3 get uncomfortable on purpose
Jun 24, 2022
The 7 Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #2 How to Talk To Your Kid's Worry (And Your Own)
Jun 17, 2022
Best of Summer Episodes: Summer Camp & Separation Anxiety
Jun 10, 2022
The 7 Essential Anxiety Disruptors For Families: #1 Expect To Worry
Jun 03, 2022
The Skills of Connection Every Kid (and Adult) Needs Now
May 27, 2022
What You Really Need To Know About Tracking Your Kids
May 20, 2022
Here’s How Anxiety Sneaks Into Your Marriage
May 13, 2022
The Uncomfortable Truth About the Mom Wine Culture
May 06, 2022
Separation Anxiety: How Parents Can Manage It And Not Make It Worse
Apr 29, 2022
How to Know If Your Kid Has Sensory or Anxiety Issues or Both
Apr 22, 2022
Your Parents' Anxiety: How to Lessen Their Impact On Your Kids
Apr 15, 2022
Helping Your Kids With Self-Hatred and Self-Blame
Apr 08, 2022
Pixar's Turning Red and Inside Out: How These Movies Boost EQ
Apr 01, 2022
How to Manage Your Anxiety and Your Child’s Chronic Illness
Mar 25, 2022
Hypochondria: Is Your Anxiety About Your Family’s Health Normal?
Mar 18, 2022
Raising Kids Who Are Really Ready For College Isn’t What You Think
Mar 11, 2022
Talking To Your Kids About The War In Ukraine
Mar 04, 2022
OCD in Kids: Managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder As a Family
Feb 25, 2022
Are Your Family's Anxiety Issues Unique?
Feb 18, 2022
These Parenting Traps Feed Anxiety and Are The Hardest to Stop Doing
Feb 11, 2022
Passing Out From Anxiety: Funny Tales From Our Family of Fainters
Feb 04, 2022
Helping Teens Reframe Their Social Anxiety
Jan 28, 2022
Rage: Managing Our Anger in a Tinderbox World
Jan 21, 2022
Burnout: Parents, Teachers, Healthcare Workers, This Is For You
Jan 14, 2022
When Anxious Kids Deny They're Anxious
Jan 07, 2022
A Reminder for Silliness and the Power of Play
Dec 31, 2021
The best advice for handling difficult family members
Dec 24, 2021
Flusterclux in Session: When Anxiety Is Your Teen's Life Coach
Dec 17, 2021
Flusterclux in Session: When Sleep Causes A Family Anxiety
Dec 10, 2021
Flusterclux in Session: The Stress of Two Different Parenting Styles
Dec 03, 2021
We’re Our Own Worst Critics
Nov 26, 2021
Do Your Kids Know How To Ask For Help?
Nov 19, 2021
The Anxiety Vaccine For Kids Pt. 2: Emotional Management
Nov 12, 2021
The Anxiety Vaccine For Kids
Nov 05, 2021
The progress we’re making with anxious kids
Oct 29, 2021
The Mental Health Mistakes Schools Make
Oct 22, 2021
Ted Lasso Is What We Need
Oct 15, 2021
If Our Kids Are Anxious, Do We Blame Ourselves?
Oct 08, 2021
How to Raise Problem Solvers
Oct 01, 2021
Developing Your Kid's Cognitive Flexibility From Toddlers to Teens
Sep 24, 2021
Developing Your Kid's Autonomy: How Controlling Are You?
Sep 17, 2021
What Parents Need To Know About Anxiety Medication For Children
Sep 10, 2021
The Good News About Your Kid's Psychological Immune System
Sep 03, 2021
What's New in Season 4 of Flusterclux
Aug 31, 2021
Back To School! 4 Ways to Boost Your Kids' Mental Health
Aug 27, 2021
Yelling At Our Kids: When its OK and When It's Not
Aug 20, 2021
Anxiety in Families: Is it Nature or Nurture?
Aug 13, 2021
Not Talking About Anxiety Makes It Worse
Aug 06, 2021
Find This Sweet Spot In Parenting Where There's Room For Mistakes
Jul 30, 2021
Global Language in Kids: How "Never" & "Always" Lead To Anxiety & Depression
Jul 23, 2021
The Opposite of Anxiety isn't Certainty: A Tale of Two Toddlers
Jul 16, 2021
Take a Vacation From Mom Guilt
Jul 09, 2021
Why Anxiety Makes Us Overreact With Our Kids and How To Shift
Jul 02, 2021
How Anxious Parents Give Too Much Information To Their Kids
Jun 25, 2021
Summer Safety Traps for Anxious Parents
Jun 18, 2021
This Makes Anxiety Worse: What Not to Do to Help Your Kids
Jun 11, 2021
Listeners Ask: Teens & Drinking and Anxiety vs. Intuition
Jun 04, 2021
OCD in Families: What it Is and Isn't
May 28, 2021
Dads, Depression, and Anxiety
May 21, 2021
Summer Camp & Separation Anxiety
May 14, 2021
The Anxious Parent: When It's One of You or Both of You
May 07, 2021
The Real Truth About Phobias and How To Manage Them
Apr 30, 2021
Social Anxiety Or Social Awkwardness: What's Normal?
Apr 23, 2021
What every parent should understand about the college admissions race
Apr 16, 2021
Panic Attacks Vs. Anxiety Attacks: What's the Difference?
Apr 09, 2021
Let Your Kids Fail; Don't Let Your Kids Drown: Teens & Homework Coaches
Apr 02, 2021
When Your Teen's Friends Are In Crisis: A Guide To Building Healthy Boundaries
Mar 26, 2021
School Anxiety: How To Help Our Kids & Teens
Mar 19, 2021
Families & The Power of Listening
Mar 12, 2021
The Bad Advice That Makes Anxiety Worse
Mar 05, 2021
COVID Fatigue & The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
Feb 26, 2021
Parenting, Perfectionism, and Anxiety: How We Reward Its Toxicity
Feb 19, 2021
Romance & Resentment: Co-Parenting Tips You Need Now
Feb 12, 2021
High Anxiety & Good Grades: Our Toxic Achievement Culture
Feb 05, 2021
The Anxiety Vaccine pt 2: What Parents Can Do Right Now
Jan 29, 2021
The Anxiety Vaccine: Can Parents Prevent Anxiety Disorders in their Kids?
Jan 22, 2021
Supporting Teens in the Pandemic: How They Need Us Most
Jan 15, 2021
Helping Kids With Shame & Self-Harm and the Parent Message in Pixar's Soul
Jan 08, 2021
The Most Powerful Resolution: Earning a Black Belt in Emotional Management
Jan 01, 2021
How Silliness and Laughter Can Be Your Best Parenting Tool
Dec 25, 2020
Tough Dynamics At The Holidays: Blended Families and Angry Teens
Dec 22, 2020
Covid's Excuse: The Family You Won't Miss This Holiday
Dec 18, 2020
Santaphobia: Why Santa Freaks Some Kids Out
Dec 16, 2020
Holiday Grief From COVID Chaos: A Pep Talk
Dec 11, 2020
Social Anxiety, Teens, And A Pandemic
Dec 04, 2020
Flusterclux: For Parents Who Worry
Nov 29, 2020
Unpacking your family's baggage about anger, grief, and worry
Nov 27, 2020
Reassurance Traps: How to Know When Anxiety Is In Control
Nov 20, 2020
What I Wish Everyone Knew About Gratitude
Nov 13, 2020
The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety: What You Need to Know
Nov 06, 2020
Listeners Ask: Difficult Mothers-in-law and Middle School Slobs
Oct 30, 2020
How to prevent depression and understand your risk factors
Oct 23, 2020
Election Anxiety: How Not to Scar Your Kids
Oct 16, 2020
How to Find A Good Child Therapist For Your Kid's Anxiety
Oct 12, 2020
Picky Eater Kids: Preventing and Managing Food Anxiety
Oct 05, 2020
Parenting, Perfectionism, and Anxiety: How We Reward Something Toxic
Sep 28, 2020
How Family Laughter And Silliness Are Our Families' Most Powerful Tonics
Sep 21, 2020
Hope After A Teen Anxiety and Depression Diagnosis
Sep 14, 2020
When You Should Get Your Child A Depression or Anxiety Diagnosis
Sep 07, 2020
Welcome to Flusterclux: Fix Anxiety With Lynn Lyons LICSW
Aug 31, 2020
Why Rigidity is the Bellwether of Anxiety Disorders in Children
Aug 31, 2020
When a family experiences a traumatic event together & If your child says "nobody likes me"
Aug 24, 2020
Back To School Anxiety: Supporting The Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Teacher
Aug 17, 2020
Listeners Ask: Siblings Fighting: Don't Say Boys Will Be Boys
Aug 10, 2020
Listeners Ask: Back To School Anxiety and Teens Self Diagnosing Their Depression
Aug 04, 2020
Listeners Ask: Teens And Peer Pressure
Jul 27, 2020
Co-Parenting In A Pandemic: How to Find A Better Balance
Jul 07, 2020
A Family Summer Guide To 2020: Social Distancing Fun
Jul 01, 2020
Listeners Ask: Meltdowns, Anxiety And Depression in Kids
Jun 15, 2020
Confronting White Fragility and Colorblindness
Jun 08, 2020
Unpacking Your Family's Baggage And Starting Fresh With Your Kids
Jun 01, 2020
Listeners Ask: Mom Guilt, Burnout, and School Stress
May 25, 2020
Parents: Try These Bedtime Routine Hacks
May 18, 2020
Helicopter Parents: Strategies for Landing
May 07, 2020
Regressive Behavior From Toddlers to Teens: What’s Normal
Apr 29, 2020
Plan Now for the Next New Normal
Apr 23, 2020
Why We Must Flatten Our Emotional Curve For Our Kids
Apr 16, 2020
Managing Disappointment: When FOMO Becomes Just MO
Apr 12, 2020
Stuck-In-Home Parenting
Apr 09, 2020
Trailer: Flusterclux With Lynn Lyons
Apr 05, 2020