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Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam

English, Children-Kids, 3 seasons, 185 episodes, 3 days 9 hours 13 minutes
Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam is THE podcast for determined yet frustrated parents who struggle with connecting and communicating with their teenagers. If you’ve tried everything you can think of, but you still feel like you’re floundering; if you want to parent with confidence, but secretly worry that people are judging you and your kids; if want to set your teen up for success but fear you’re failing them...this podcast is for you. In each episode Adolescent Psychologist and Certified Family Success Coach, Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD guides you around the teenage land minds with practical tips, simple solutions, and words of encouragement. Listen in every Tuesday and Thursday as Dr. Cam chats with different experts and gets them to share their best kept secrets and insights. Why just try to survive the teen years, when your whole family can thrive? Download a free guide to motivating unmotivated teens at
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How to Be a Respectful Parent with Emily Maze

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Emily Maze ( a Respectful parenting coach. Emily helps moms break the cycles of anger and overwhelm, establish routines, and get their kids to listen... without yelling. She developed the Aligned Motherhood Method to help moms provide holistic support in ALL the aspects of motherhood so that they can be the parent they want to be, heal from their pasts, find balance, and finally experience joy and ease in motherhood. In this episode Emily and Dr. Cam talk about What it means to be a respectful parent What you can do today to stop the cycle of yelling and fighting How to deepen your connection with your teen If you want to learn even more about how to set your teen up for success both at school and in life, feel free to download my gift to you: 7 Secrets to Motivating Teens at <a href='
28/06/202118 minutes 28 seconds
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Keeping Teens Safe Online with Fareedah Shaheed

Our teens LOVE their devices, but to us parents, they open up a scary world of bullies, creeps, and social distortion. How do we keep our kids safe AND allow them to explore and connect online? In today's episode, Dr. Cam talks with Online Safety Educator Fareedah Shaheed. Fareedah is the CEO and Founder of Sekuva, where she helps parents and caretakers protect their kids online. She has taught thousands of people online security & safety, has hosted lunch and learns, and has delivered keynotes on the subject. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and is currently serving on the Forbes board for the Under 30 community. She has been named Cybersecurity Personality of the Year 2020. And her work has been featured in Cisco, NASA, FOX 25, FOX 46, FOX Carolina, The Grio, Yahoo!, AfroTech, TripWire, Infosecurity Magazine, Fareedah has a free guide on safer games for kids. If you’d like a copy go to
23/06/202120 minutes 54 seconds
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Building respectful parent-teen relationships with Aly Pain

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with parenting expert and relationship coach, Aly Pain (@AlyPainStraightTalkFierceLove).  Growing up, Aly was the smart, fun girl on the outside and a frantic, anxious mess on the inside. She spent years healing the pain of dysfunctional family relationships, including eating disorders and a suicide attempt, to break the cycle raising her own teen boys. Her passion is empowering parents to build healthy, respectful relationships with their teens without giving up or giving in, even if they've tried everything and are at their wits end. Aly and Dr. Cam get real about: Common mistakes parents make with their teens. Your teen’s biggest fear and what’s really stressing them out. How to course correct if you’re at your wit’s end."
16/06/202141 minutes 36 seconds
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Parenting LGBTQ Teens with Dr. Lulu

In this episode, Dr Cam talks with pediatrician turned life coach, Dr. Lulu (@Askdoctorlulu). Dr. Lulu, who is also a mom, specializes in coaching parents of LGBTQ Kids. She helps them learn to accept, protect, nurture, and support their LGBTQ children so they can flourish and thrive without limitations or judgment. Dr. Lulu and Dr. Cam talk about: When children start to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity. How parents can support their teens as they explore their sexual orientation and gender identity. What parents can do to ensure their LGBTQ children thrive.
16/06/202127 minutes 4 seconds
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Helping couples parent as a team with Juan de Dios Garcia

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Juan de Dios Garcia (@Garciadancer). Juan de Dios is a ballroom dance champion, entrepreneur, and couple’s coach.  In order to show up as the parents our children need us to be we must make sure our relationship as a couple is healthy and that we’re parenting as a team.  Only when we’re on the same page, focusing on the same values and priorities can provide consistent, clear guidance to our teens. Juan de Dios is going to provide some tips on how to do that. Dr. Cam and Juan de Dios discuss: The three relationships everybody has. What to do if you feel like you’re parenting in opposition with your spouse How couples can feel more connected and better support one another as parents. Juan de Dios is offering a Couples Love Challenge from May 24-29. Learn more at If you want to learn even more about how to
30/05/202146 minutes 16 seconds
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The most powerful way to connect with your teen with Brenna Stull

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Brenna Stull (@coachmombook) the Brand Ambassador for "Coach Mom" Brenna is a renowned speaker, mentor, pastor’s wife and mother of seven children. She has been mentoring women for 25 years and has spoken to hundreds of Mom’s organizations on the local level as well as the MOPS International Convention. She is the brand ambassador of “Coach Mom” which she launched in 2007 and does professional coaching to moms internationally in her Coach Mom Tribe membership group. Stull is the author of "Coach Mom: 7 Strategies for Organizing Your Family into an All-Star Team" an international best-seller in eight categories in five countries. Dr. Cam and Brenna discuss: The most powerful way to connect with your teen How to prioritize what will help your teen thrive  Tips for intentional public affirmations by the parent at key moments Brenna is also offering free copies of her book to the first 5 audience mem
30/05/202143 minutes 8 seconds
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Empowering our teens with Giselle Mascarenhas

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Giselle Mascarenhas (@theinstaprofessor) a branding coach, mom, and soon to be grandma! Giselle, also known as the branding professor, has been on a mission to empower women since 2009. Her superpower is helping those of us unsure about social media find out footing and learn how to extract our magic to create a purpose-driven brand and share in a way that our core clients can feel relief knowing we exist. She is personally responsible for encouraging me to do this show!!! Her unique perspective and talents have been featured in Yahoo.Finance, Thrive Global, and Buzzfeed. Giselle teaches on a global scale, including the women’s organization Femcity and has courses, programs, and tips at Dr. Cam and Giselle discuss: The power of listening without offering a teaching moment. The power of including your teens in important decisions.
23/05/202137 minutes 45 seconds
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Eating disorders and body image with Amy Harman, LMFT, CEDS-S

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Amy Harman, Therapist, Eating Disorder Specialist, and author of Perfectly Imperfect: Compassionate Strategies to Cultivate a Positive Body Image. Amy has been working as a therapist for over 15 years and has a specialty treating women and girls with eating disorders. She loves working with teens and their parents to help them navigate eating disorder recovery and frequently speaks on the topic of body image. Dr. Cam and Amy cover: Signs that our teen may have an eating disorder. What to do if we’re concerned with our teen’s weight or body image. How to help our teens develop a positive body image and healthy relationship with food. Amy is offering a free body image meditation to listeners.   Connect with Amy Harman <a href='http://ww.reflectwholenesstherapy
30/04/202121 minutes 22 seconds
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Connecting the special needs family with Annie Treml

In today's episode, Dr. Cam talks with Special Needs Family Strategist Annie Treml. Having grown up the eldest sibling to a person with disabilities, Annie, a former school psychologist, now helps parents navigate the complex sibling dynamic between typically-developing children and children with disabilities. Her shame-free no-nonsense approach ensures both feel equally loved and valued, while making sure everyone’s needs get met. Annie and Dr. Cam discuss how typically-developing teens in special needs families may appear fine, but often are highly conflicted internally and struggle with self-identity, self-advocacy, and connection. Annie teaches us how to spot the hidden signals that your typically-developing child needs support & resources.   Connect with Annie Treml Website | Facebook | <a hre
07/04/202120 minutes 2 seconds
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Helping teens with anxiety with Rebecca Marcus, LCSW

In this episode, Dr. Cam talks with Rebecca Marcus, LCSW, a trauma-informed, integrative psychotherapist in the NYC area. Rebecca specializes in anxiety and relationships. She helps young adults, teens, and tweens to develop self-awareness and build effective coping skills to break free from anxiety and stress while accessing one’s own inner resilience, strength, and wisdom. In this episode, Rebecca and Dr. Cam cover: How to identify and recognize signs of anxiety in yourself and your teen. Tips to regulate your nervous the system to better manage anxiety.   Connect with Rebecca Marcus: Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn  </
30/03/202121 minutes 45 seconds
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The power of touch with Wendy Kowallis

Wendy Kowallis has helped thousands of people, just like you find more meaning in their relationships, find relief from pain, and live a more fulfilled life. Fun fact: Wendy is the 10th of 11 children! In this episode Dr. Cam and Wendy discuss: 1. How your touch is more powerful than you realize, especially if that is your child's love language. 2. How you can make an impact on your children starting right now. 3. The fact that your kids WANT to connect with you, they just don't know how.    Connect with Wendy on Facebook | YouTube   Grab you free copy of Dr. Cam's 7 Secrets to Motivating Teens
03/02/202122 minutes 18 seconds
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No judgment. Just love with ShaRon Rea

In this episode ShaRon Rea, a Certified Family Communication and Relationships Coach, shares a wealth of solutions to help address the challenges we face raising teens. We also dig into navigating the complexities of co-parenting after divorce. ShaRon also founded the global movement No Judgment. Just Love.® inviting people to “Choose to move beyond judgments that divide to consciously lead with LOVE in your thoughts, words and actions.  If you need some encouragement in your parenting journey, you'll appreciate what ShaRon has to say.  
02/02/202130 minutes 52 seconds
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Establishing Healthy Habits with Carol Smallwood

In this episode, Carol Smallwood, a certified transformational health & life coach and founder of CGS Health Coach Connected Community joins Dr. Cam to create healthy habits and help our teens do it too.  As we go into the holiday season and new year, it's a perfect time to get our mojo, motivation, and confidence back! Carol is going to tell us how.   Connect with Carol Smallwood | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn   Connect with Dr. Cam | Facebook | Instagram | <a href='
14/12/202023 minutes 22 seconds
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Miscommunication With Our Teens

Miscommunication. It's the catalyst for so many fights, hurt feelings, slammed doors, and, well, more fights. In this episode, Dr. Cam shares a few tips to prevent misunderstandings with your teen and substantially reduce the conflict that usually follows close behind. If you found this episode helpful, please LIKE, FOLLOW, & SHARE. Learn more about Dr. Cam at
01/10/202020 minutes 29 seconds
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Teen Takeover!

What happens when you let your teen daughter take over your FB Live about Parenting Teens? Listen and find out! Today Alexa's doing the show for me SOLO  while I’m in an all-day workshop. I’m giving her free it could be interesting 🤔 😱 If you found this episode helpful, please LIKE, FOLLOW, & SHARE. Learn more about Dr. Cam and her daughter at
26/09/202017 minutes 23 seconds
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Teens and ADHD

In this episode, Dr. Cam is joined by her 14-year-old daughter to talk about ADHD from a teen perspective. If you have a child with ADHD or another learning difference or if you are a teen with a learning difference, this video will offer you encouragement and show you're not in this alone! If you found this episode helpful, please LIKE, FOLLOW, & SHARE. Learn more about Dr. Cam at  
26/09/202019 minutes 46 seconds
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How to Stay CALM in the Midst of Teen Drama!

How do you keep a positive mindset when your teen is acting like a, well, jerk? In this episode, Dr. Cam shares her secret to remaining calm and staying focused on what really matters. It may be a bit morbid, but it works! If you found this episode helpful, please LIKE, FOLLOW, & SHARE. Learn more about Dr. Cam at  
25/09/202015 minutes 21 seconds
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My Teen Won't Stop Lying

By request, in this episode, Dr. Cam talks about lying and what to do when our teens keep doing it. Dr. Cam shares a method that can also help you address other behaviors like anxiety and disrespect. This is a meaty one, so bring a notebook and pen. If found this episode helpful, please let other parents know by leaving a review. Thank you!! If you want Dr. Cam to address a certain topic, please send her a note at  
25/09/202023 minutes 43 seconds
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Getting Teens to Open Up

Let's talk about how to get our teens to talk to US! Not always an easy endeavor, I know. In this episode, Dr. Cam shares 3 tips that will encourage even the most reluctant teen to open up. If you liked this episode, please write a review so other parents can find help too! Thanks :) Learn more about Dr. Cam at  
25/07/202021 minutes 40 seconds
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Getting into the Right Parenting Mindset

Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? In other words, do you believe your teen is a problem or has a problem? The difference between the two can make an enormous difference in how we parent. In this episode, Dr. Cam talks about how our mindset impacts how effective we are at raising our teens. You can learn more about Dr. Cam at  
25/07/202017 minutes 3 seconds