ESP 8.1 The teenage stepdaughter with Mary T. Kelly

Mary Kelly is probably the most experienced therapist in America for stepfamilies and their kids with over 18 years of experience dealing with this family dynamic. She’s a regular contributor to Stepmom Magazine, HuffPost and other publications. Find her at realstepfamilies.com. Her Facebook page is Real Stepfamilies, Real Solutions and she’s on Instagram @realstepmoms. EmailContinue reading “ESP 8.1 The teenage stepdaughter with Mary T. Kelly”

ESP 7.8 How to Raise a Boy – with author Michael C. Reichert

Summary There’s a lot of talk about helping girls to take their power and shed limiting stereotypes, but our boys suffer from limits too. How can we stop our unconscious role-typing of boys and girls? Don’t we want boys to become compassionate, sensitive, heart-centered husbands and dads? Michael C Reichert can be found at MichaelCReichert.comContinue reading “ESP 7.8 How to Raise a Boy – with author Michael C. Reichert”

ESP 7.7 The Addicted Child – with author Richard Capriola

Summary Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He’s been licensed in Illinois and Texas and recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston where he worked as an addictions counselor for adolescents and adults diagnosed with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. He is the author of the bookContinue reading “ESP 7.7 The Addicted Child – with author Richard Capriola”

ESP 7.6 Rich Bolus part 2 “Am I robbing them of these experiences?”

Summary Send your partner over to listen to some episodes of The Dad Mindset Podcast with Rich Bolus at TheDadMindset.comĀ  Book a call and let’s talk about whether coaching is the right kind of support for you – bit.ly/CALLTRACY I have a free parenting guide for dads who need to make a stronger connection withContinue reading “ESP 7.6 Rich Bolus part 2 “Am I robbing them of these experiences?””

ESP 7.5 The Dad Mindset with Rich Bolus (part 1)

Summary Rich Bolus hosts The Dad Mindset podcast which you can find at http://thedadmindset.com You can download my free Restorative Parenting Quickstart Guide at bit.ly/dadagain I have two email addresses – both are super-private! Try either info@essentialstepmom.com or tracy@tracypoizner.com Did you know I have a Facebook group for divorced dads? It’s called One For TheContinue reading “ESP 7.5 The Dad Mindset with Rich Bolus (part 1)”

ESP 7.4 Best-of-Essential-Stepmom, Red Flags with Lori Sims

Summary Lori Sims is the creator of the ingenious Nacho Kids method and the Nacho Kids Academy which is saving blended families and second marriages every single day. Check out the Nacho Kids Academy with this link and she’ll send some support right back to this podcast! NachoKidsAcademy.com/theessentialstepmom Shoot me an email at info@essentialstepmom.com ReadyContinue reading “ESP 7.4 Best-of-Essential-Stepmom, Red Flags with Lori Sims”

ESP 7.2 A bit of “woo” – from me to you.

Summary Here’s a little spirituality for the season – non denominational of course. I hope you enjoy the ESR Technique to help you chill out and turn down the volume on your Yuletide stress. You can reach me at info@essentialstepmom.com Ready to just take the leap and say this time next year that coaching wasContinue reading “ESP 7.2 A bit of “woo” – from me to you.”

ESP 7.1 Not Just A Stepmom with Heidi Farrell

Summary Heidi’s blog can be found at notjustastepmom.com Grab my free Restorative Parenting QuickStart Guide at bit.ly/dadagain Would you (or your partner) share your experiences of parental alienation with me? Email me at info@essentialstepmom.com to set something up, or just go ahead and jump onto my calendar to book any time you see that worksContinue reading “ESP 7.1 Not Just A Stepmom with Heidi Farrell”

ESP 6.8 F_Divorce: Jack Rollins

Summary Jack is not a dad but he’s divorced and he has some valuable insights into one husband’s emotional experience after a failed marriage. You can find him on instagram at @f_divorce, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fdivorce and on the F_Divorce Podcast Join my Facebook group “One For The Dads” by sending a join request toContinue reading “ESP 6.8 F_Divorce: Jack Rollins”