Category ArchiveTMB-Podcast

ByDr. Berney

Set a Goal to Prepare for the Week Ahead (TMBMS040)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. We all look forward to the weekend. Time off from work to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. However, the decompression that we love from the weekend often makes Mondays all the more difficult. Today we talk about the motivation that is created when you take five minutes on Sunday evening to set one important goal for the week.  Read More

ByDr. Berney

Sometimes You Must Say No (TMBMS039)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Are you the type of person who takes on everything offered to you? Are you the type of person who wants everyone to like you? Or are you the type of person who wants to make everyone else happy? If so, then you are probably one who has a very difficult time saying “No.” Today, we talk about the importance of protecting yourself from overwork and extended obligations by setting limits for yourself.  Read More

ByDr. Berney

Can You MAKE Your Child Do Something? (TMBMS038)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Parenting is a very difficult job. While there are times when everything is great, there are other times when we have to get our children to do something that they simply do not want to do. In this podcast, we respond to a listener question about how a parent can make a child do something that he is refusing to do.  Read More

ByDr. Berney

Beware of the Google (TMBMS037)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. There is a lot of information available at your finger tips. Cures and treatments for almost every condition or symptom that you could possibly experience. But how do you know what is real and what is not? This morning we talk about ways to help you wade through the noise and find the treatments that could work for you.  Read More

ByDr. Berney

Halloween Safety (TMBMS036)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Today is Halloween, a day of fun and fantasy for children and adults alike. However, for years we have been reminded of the dangers associated with walking door-to-door, asking for tricks or treats. On this show we review safety tips for parents and children venturing out this evening. Read More

ByDr. Berney

The Futility of Arguing with Teens (TMB110)

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As our children become teenagers, they begin to voice their opinions and insist on being heard. As one would expect, this often leads to disagreements and conflict. As parents, though, we must find a way to avoid the common pitfall of being drawn into futile arguments that result in nothing more than frustration, anger, and punishment.
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ByDr. Berney

When to Answer Why (TMBMS035)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Children ask lots of questions; and “Why?” seems to be among their favorite. While we typically encourage parents to provide developmentally appropriate answers to most questions, there are times when their “Why” questions are problematic. Today we discuss how parents should avoid the trap of the “perpetual whys.”  Read More

ByDr. Berney

My Daughter is a Vegan? (TMBMS034)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Throughout the teen years, our children will often choose to explore lifestyle choices that are inconsistent with their families. While this is a normal part of development, the way in which we respond will make a tremendous difference as it relates to our relationship. Today we respond to a listener question about her daughter’s newest fad, veganism. Read More

ByDr. Berney

Turning Around a Bad Morning (TMBMS033)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, issues arise that affect our day. When this happens in the morning, we are at risk for being thrown off for the rest of the day. Today we talk about a few simple strategies you can use to get your day back on track, even if you get up on the wrong side of the bed. Read More

ByDr. Berney

You are Not a Problem to Fix (TMBMS032)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Historically, psychological theory focused primarily on psychopathology – mental illness. However, the field of positive psychology challenges us with the idea that we are not broken, that we are not a problem to fix. Read More