Active & Connected Families

By Active & Connected Family Therapy

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Active & Connected Families podcast is a smart, conversational guide to help you and your family feel more active and connected in your daily lives. Your host, Amanda Sovik-Johnston, will tackle the small problems that sometimes get in our way (fighting about laundry… again?) as well as the bigger, more complicated mental health challenges facing our teenagers today. Amanda is a child psychologist, mom of three boys, entrepreneur, national champion swimmer, wife, and an expert at creating fun with a dash of perspective and plenty of wisdom. You will laugh and sometimes cry with Amanda and her expert guests. Subscribe to Active & Connected Families and you'll always learn something unique and useful about how you can become a better person, as well as a better parent! Connect with Amanda on Instagram (@activeconnectedfamilytherapy) or learn more about our family therapy options over at

Episode Date
Counting Kindness Helps Your Child’s Mental Health
Dec 19, 2023
Spreading Holiday Cheer for All of Your Community to Hear
Dec 12, 2023
Gaining Clarity in a Confusing World With Damon Eddy
Sep 28, 2023
Homework Issues Make Relationship Issues: Strategies to Help With Homework With Lara Dawn
Sep 21, 2023
Start the School Year With Presence With Dr. Leah Katz
Aug 24, 2023
[REWIND] Emotional Support Through College Applications With Margaret Baudinet
Aug 10, 2023
Improving Your Kid’s Mental Health: Easy Family Therapy Hacks
Jun 29, 2023
Allowing Our Kids to Pursue Their Dreams & More Parenting Advice From Waki Wynn
Jun 15, 2023
Darn Good Parenting Advice From Waki Wynn - Part 1
Jun 08, 2023
How Our Pets Promote Social and Emotional Growth With Christine Bowers, LMFT
Jun 01, 2023
Getting the Most Out of Summer League Swimming for Your Family
May 25, 2023
Therapy Greatest Hits #4: How Do We Listen to Our Kids’ Feelings?
May 11, 2023
[REWIND] Disordered Eating - Part 1: The Toxic Culture Around Body Image
May 04, 2023
Therapy Greatest Hits #3: An Easy Formula for Talking About Our Feelings for Ourselves and Our Kids!
Apr 27, 2023
Therapy Greatest Hits #2: Screen Time Basics
Apr 20, 2023
How Did We Start Active & Connected Family Therapy? With Caroline Megargel, MSW, LCSW
Apr 13, 2023
Therapy Greatest Hits #1: The First Thing I Tell Every Parent to Do – Easy Strategies to Enhance Quality Time
Apr 06, 2023
[REWIND] Parents Have Feelings, Too With Caroline Megargel & Sarah Lewis
Mar 30, 2023
From People Pleasing to Setting Boundaries for Us 45-Year-Olds With Meg Allan Cole
Mar 23, 2023
How Trying New Things in My 40S Changes My Life - With Cville Ten Miler Race Director, Karen Murray
Mar 16, 2023
Parental Burnout: What Parents Can Learn From Athletes About Managing Stress With Erik Korem, PhD
Mar 09, 2023
Raising Boys #5: Raising Boys as a Feminist With Erin Spahr, LCPC
Mar 02, 2023
Raising Boys #4: Helping Boys Talk About Feelings With Matt Browning, LPC
Feb 23, 2023
Raising Boys #3: Why Is It So Hard for Boys to Talk About Their Feelings? With Matt Browning, LPC
Feb 16, 2023
Raising Boys #2: What Do I Need to Know About Men’s Mental Health? With Jason Frishman, Psy.D.
Feb 09, 2023
Raising Boys #1: [REWIND] Fatherhood as Social Activism With Jason Frishman, Psy.D.
Feb 02, 2023
What Does the Mental Health Crisis Tell Me About Parenting?
Jan 26, 2023
What Does Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Look Like In Kids? With Jesse Dice, LCSW
Jan 19, 2023
Actively Working Towards Who I Want to Be In 2023
Jan 12, 2023
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids (and Stop Fixing your Kids' Feelings) with Hilary Mandzik, Psy.D.
Jan 05, 2023
Developing Community Abroad or at Home With Jodi Harris, LCSW
Dec 29, 2022
Why Is It Important to Be Friends With People of Different Ages? With Caroline & Sarah
Dec 22, 2022
Grief and Joy Through Christmas With Casey Wilson
Dec 15, 2022
What Is Community? With Hussein Osman, Said Osman, and Ayat Mohamed
Dec 08, 2022
Taking Care of Ourselves, Our Community and Our Families After Trauma With Dayna Kumar, Lpc
Dec 01, 2022
The Impact of Community Trauma With Sarah Lewis
Nov 24, 2022
How Do We Help Our Kids Feel Safe in a World That Feels Increasingly Unsafe?
Nov 17, 2022
Teens, Social Anxiety, and.... Tammy Taylor? [Parenting Stressed Out Teens - Part 5]
Nov 10, 2022
Managing Perfectionism and Pressure [Parenting Stressed Out Teens - Part 4]
Nov 03, 2022
Realistic Sleep Hacks for Teens (And Adults!) [Parenting Stressed Out Teens - Part 3]
Oct 27, 2022
Sleep Help For Elementary School Kids With Allison Egidi
Oct 20, 2022
Emotional Support Through College Applications With Margaret Baudinet [Parenting Stressed Out Teens - Part 2]
Oct 13, 2022
Making Friends as an Adult
Oct 06, 2022
Mental Fitness for Athletes and Everyone, Really... With Michael Atunrase [Parenting Stressed Out Teens - Part 1]
Sep 29, 2022
Why Does Parenting Feel So Hard Right Now? With Caroline & Sarah
Sep 29, 2022
[REWIND] Mental Health for Young Athletes - Part 2: What Can We Learn From Simone Biles? - With Michael Atunrase
May 10, 2022
[REWIND] Mental Health for Athletes With Michael Atunrase
May 05, 2022
Apologizing for Teens & (Young) Adults: How to Actually Do It Right
Apr 26, 2022
How To Teach Your Kids to Apologize
Apr 05, 2022
Gender Diversity in Tweens With Oak Reed, Ph.D.
Mar 22, 2022
Raising a Child With ADHD With Carol Boersma, MD
Mar 08, 2022
Girls, ADHD, and Me! - What Does ADHD Look Like in Girls?
Feb 22, 2022
Trusting Yourself as a Mother With Casey Wilson
Feb 15, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 6: Nutrition and Body Image for Athletes With Michael Atunrase
Feb 08, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 5: How To Implement Intuitive Eating With Your Family With Ashleigh Sellman, RD
Feb 01, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 4: Signs and Symptoms of Disordered Eating
Jan 25, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 3: The Basics of Intuitive Eating With Ashleigh Sellman, Rd
Jan 18, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 2: Be a Good Role Model
Jan 11, 2022
Disordered Eating - Part 1: The Toxic Culture Around Body Image
Jan 04, 2022
Child and Adolescent Suicide
Dec 28, 2021
Finding Joy With Your Loved Ones During the Holidays
Dec 21, 2021
Parenting Strategies When Kids Come Home From College
Dec 07, 2021
[REWIND] How to Deal with Anxiety
Dec 02, 2021
[REWIND] How We Explain Anxiety to Kids and Families
Nov 23, 2021
LGBTQ+: How To Respond When Your Child Is Coming Out To You
Nov 16, 2021
Pandemic-Related Grief With Jesse Dice, LCSW
Nov 09, 2021
For Teenagers: Here’s How Therapists See Mental Health at This Stage of the Pandemic
Nov 02, 2021
The Adventure of Fatherhood: Strategies for Connection With Jason Frishman, Psy.D.
Oct 26, 2021
Pandemic Flux in Teens: Why It’s So Hard
Oct 19, 2021
Pandemic Flux Parenting - The New Term for What We’ve ALL Been Feeling!
Oct 12, 2021
Fatherhood as Social Activism: An Interview With Journeyman Founder Jason Frishman, Psy.D.
Oct 05, 2021
Post Partum Anxiety: A Deep Dive With Kayla Hayes
Sep 28, 2021
How to Show Your Kids You’re Truly Listening
Sep 21, 2021
Comeback Kids: An Interview With Jacquelyn Lazo on Post-Pandemic Parenting
Sep 14, 2021
[REWIND] Parents Have Feelings, Too
Sep 07, 2021
Back-to-School Meltdowns in 2021 - The Post Pandemic Edition
Aug 31, 2021
Pandemic Parenting 2.0: Dealing With Your Own Trauma First
Aug 24, 2021
Mental Health for Young Athletes - Part 2: What Can We Learn From Simone Biles? - With Michael Atunrase
Aug 10, 2021
Cutting the Cord - Cell Phone Use in Schools
Aug 03, 2021
Getting Your Kids Emotionally Ready for the Post-Pandemic School Year
Jul 27, 2021
What Can We Expect For the Post-Pandemic School Year?
Jul 20, 2021
How to Talk to Your Kids About Adult Drinking
Jul 13, 2021
Should Adults Drink in Front of Their Kids?
Jul 06, 2021
Mental Health for Athletes: An Interview with Michael Atunrase
Jun 29, 2021
How to Help Your Anxious Kids: An Interview with Samantha Sweeney, Ph.D.
Jun 22, 2021
Endometriosis Impacts 10% of Folks with Uteruses: An Interview with Meg Allan Cole
Jun 15, 2021
An Introduction to Anti-Racism and Equity Work with Nicole Osei, M.Ed., MSW
Apr 23, 2021
How to Deal with Anxiety - Part 2
Apr 22, 2021
How to Deal with Anxiety - Part 1
Apr 05, 2021
How We Explain Anxiety to Kids and Families
Mar 20, 2021
What We are Taking Forward
Mar 05, 2021
Preparing Kids to Go Back to School
Feb 20, 2021
Parents Have Feelings, Too
Feb 04, 2021
How Do I Know if My Kid Needs a Therapist?
Jan 23, 2021
Talking to Kids About Grief
Jan 08, 2021
Post-Holiday Crash and Strategies for 2021
Jan 01, 2021
Holidays in 2020: Coping with Sadness, Expectations and Finding Joy
Dec 21, 2020