Show 126 – Teens: Regaining the trust and love you think you’ve lost


Teens…just saying that word can make some people shiver and run and yet it doesn’t need to.

Marie Curie, Polish physicist and chemist once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Perhaps we need understanding to help regain the trust and love we think we’ve lost with our teens. That’s the topic of today’s show and Ray Erickson, author, speaker, and parent consultant, is here to help us explore that.



  • Find out how parents lose trust and love with their teens and how this is a necessary loss.
  • Discover how to reconnect and trust each other again.
  • You may be surprised that you don’t need to have all the answers. In fact, Ray Erickson says that being “brain damaged” gives you a break, can help you regain rapport with your teen, and spark your child’s creativity.
  • Ray gives you a list of 10 simple things to do to improve your relationship with your teen.
  • Learn 4 simple steps to regaining trust and love: quieting your mind, notice when your teen is doing something you enjoy, say something about it to show you noticed, and listen to understand. Be curious.


Ray Erickson has either been a teenager or he has worked with them. At the age of 19, Ray taught pre-Calculus at his former high school as part of his teacher training and for the next 10 years Ray was dedicated to helping Junior and Senior High School students understand the nuances and joys of mathematics. In 1983, Ray discovered the wacky world of severely emotionally disturbed teenagers at a psychiatric hospital in Boise Idaho. No, he was not a patient.


In 1991, he opened his private practice specializing in the treatment of adolescents and their families. And in 2012 he published his book, Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen: Strategies That Work! Ray’s goal is simple; help as many teenagers and families to regain the trust and the love they think they’ve lost.


Ray says this about 8 Weeks to a Healthier and Happier Family, “I know some of you listeners are having problems with your teens right now. Some of you may be getting into power struggles almost daily. Some of you may have a teen who is depressed, anxious or overwhelmed while others may be overly worried for your teen.


Don’t you want some piece of mind? Don’t you want to feel confident that your teen is capable and competent? Of course you do, but who do you turn to? If this sounds like you, then sign up for a FREE 20-minute consultation (It’s a $100 value) AND I’ll give you a FREE electronic version of my book (which is priceless) plus, you will be taking a giant step towards solving that problem.


This is Father’s Day and I know there are Fathers out there who want a deeper connection with their kids, so what do you have to lose? All you need to do is send an e-mail to and in the subject line type: Little Pink Spoon. I will reply within 24 hours with more information and a few times to choose from. Don’t hesitate! Do it today.


Aired live: Sunday, June 16th, 2013 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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