The Parenting Horizons Podcast

The Parenting Horizons Podcast

A parenting expert and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle walk into a bar...

Hosted by best selling author and parenting expert Julie Ross M.A. and actor/writer/father (and actual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle) Gregory Abbey, The Parenting Horizons Podcast is a lively presentation of insights, tips and techniques for parents of children ages 12 months through 25 years.

Tweens and Teens Teens and Tweens

Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted kid. Today, a moody, disrespectful tween/teen. What happened? We can coach you with practical techniques that will empower you to break the nagging cycle, reduce disrespect and talk effectively about sex, drugs, and alcohol.

Sleep training Sibling Rivalry

Relationships between siblings can be very intense. If you are finding that your kids are fighting more and more often and you're tired of acting as a referee, we can help you put conflict resolution skills back where they belong - with your kids!

Homework Homework Blues

Kids are getting buried in homework these days. Is there a way to help them navigate the load without taking it on ourselves? We can help you learn to help your kids manage the mountain of schoolwork, from elementary school all the way through college!

Disrepectful behavior

Respect is a two-way street. And sometimes we engage with our kids in ways that escalate tension instead of diffusing it. Give us a call if you feel like you're always fighting with your kids and we’ll show you ways to get back to a respectful relationship.

Sleep training Bedtime routines and sleep training

Successful bedtime routines don’t happen by accident. There are proven ways to get your child to go to sleep, regardless of their temperament. Give us a call and find out how we can help.

Toilet training Stressless toilet training

Toilet training: A major developmental milestone or a major power struggle? We’ll help you learn to guide your child through the process while keeping respect and body autonomy intact.

When my daughter was 17 years old, she had a freak surfing accident in which one of her fingers was partially amputated by the leg rope of a surfboard.  She was on the West Coast at the time, and it was the 2nd day of the academic program she was attending out there.

She was remarkably strong.  She insisted that she didn’t need us to fly out there from our home in New York and begged us not to remove her from the program and bring her home...

Is it possible to transform a toxic divorce into a harmonious one? How do you turn the blame and insults into positive productive communication? Listen to the KPCC Public Radio interview as Julie Ross suggests a variety of ways to mitigate the negative effects of infighting on the children of divorced parents.