Show Notes

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Episode 1 - Welcome to Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen

This inaugural episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen lays out the structure of the show: who the show is for, what the show is about, and a little bit about me and why I'm talking about this subject.

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Episode 10 - LGBTQ Mental Health

In this episode of Just Breathe, I discuss mental health specific to our LGBTQ kids starting with some tough questions:

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Episode 11 - Interview with Susan Cottrell

In this episode, I share an insightful interview with Susan Cottrell, founder of Freedhearts.org, mother of 5 (2 of whom are queer), advocate, and beautiful human being. Susan shares stories with authenticity and depth of knowledge that makes you want to learn more!

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Episode 12 - Faith Questions Answered - Part 2

This episode is the conclusion of my interview with Susan Cottrell, founder of Freedhearts.org. More incredible information is waiting for you!

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Episode 13 - Help Your Teen Manage Their Anxiety - Interview with Dr. Melanie McNally

I have the pleasure of interviewing clinical psychologist Melanie McNally in this episode which is loaded with great tools and unique approaches to help your teen or young adult manage their anxiety.

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Episode 14 - Protect Your Energy

In this episode, I return to basics and discuss ways to protect your energy no matter what may be going on around you - a pandemic, a crisis with your child, or just the usual day to day ups and downs of raising teenagers!

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Episode 15 - Soul Not Skin - An Interview with Jen Slumac

In this episode, I interview Jen Slumac, author of Soul Not Skin. She is a mentor, educator, performer, and producer, and is known as a hope dealer.

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Episode 2 - Coming Out - It's a Process

This second episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen takes a look at the Cass Identity Model for Coming Out.

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Episode 3 - Embracing the Messiness of it All

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I begin with reading an updated article I wrote that summarizes the past three years of my family's journey.

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Episode 4 - Parents, You get a Process, too!

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I explain the six stages of the parents' process, weaving stories throughout each stage. The stages are:

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Episode 5 - Tips for Surviving Crises Suring the Holidays

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I talk about this struggle of dealing with any kind of crisis or situation during a time of year that is already filled with lots of extras - of both stress and joy!

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Episode 6 - Finding a Support System that Works!

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen I talk about the importance of support – the natural next step after talking about the coming out process for you.

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Episode 7 - Hey Parents, This is What Your Teen Wants You to Know!

This episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen is really fun! Connor and I share a list of topics that teens want their parents to know.

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Episode 8 - Self-Care - The Ultimate Plan

In this episode, I discuss the importance of self-care.

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Episode 9 - Interview with Jay Reid

In this episode, I share a powerful interview with Jay Reid, a successful businessman, author, and devoted husband and father who lost his youngest child to suicide in March of 2018.

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