As holiday shopping reaches its peak, Dr. McCoy gives a reminder that the greatest gift one can give a loved one is the gift of time -- ordinary, but treasured moments that may be remembered with love years later. She invites listeners to think of such moments in their lives and shares her own treasured memories of special people and their warmly remembered gifts of time.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy explores common reasons for holiday blues and gives suggestions for making this holiday season a happier one.
From blaming parents for past and present difficulties to growing past grudges and disagreements with friends and neighbors in the present, Dr. McCoy discusses how to let go, how to stop feeling victimized and how to start making one's own happiness.
Are your adult children jeopardizing your retirement with requests for money? Are you torn between wanting to help and wanting to maintain your financial security? When is helping really hurting your kids and you? How can you determine when to help and when to say "No" with love? This podcast addresses all of these questions.
This teen special is for teenagers and for the parents who love them, discussing common self-hate traps that plague teens during these years of change: beating oneself up for mistakes, labeling oneself a loser, assuming that others are as aware of your limitations as you are, thinking that if you're not the best, you're nothing -- and other habits and ways of thinking that keep one's self-image negative rather than positive. But one can escape these traps and find new ways of thinking and believing!
What can you do when your adult child is having career setbacks, is confused over his or her life direction or is having financial, drug or alcohol issues or marital problems? Dr. McCoy discusses what to do -- and what not to do -- to help. She has specific suggestions on how to help without hindering growth, to encourage without diminishing your adult child's own problem solving skills, and to nurture without rescuing.