Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work, Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.
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jenyoungmomof6
Feb 21
Rating:   10
Makes me a better teen mom!

I love This podcast! When I have a bad day with my teens I listen to this podcast or search the topics to see what I can do to help them. This podcast has changed my life and improves my relationship with my teens.

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hcm0580
Feb 21
Rating:   10
My favorite

Best podcast I have found! Thanks!

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Keldmar
Feb 11
Rating:   10
Listen to this!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. As a parent of two teenagers, the encouragement offered in this podcast helps to keep me sane.

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tahoesungirl
Jan 29
Rating:   10
A real life-line

Colleen has been a true calm in a sea of craziness and self doubt. Her podcasts help me see clearly the parenting issues I deal with and how to think and proceed in a different and better way than I have been. It is so strengthening to me to know I am not alone!

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fazxcvbnm
Jan 26
Rating:   10
Amazing

This podcast is so amazing it moved me and I feel like she is definitely directing at All to me at times

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Rachael MSL
Dec 16 '19
Rating:   10
Very helpful

There are times when I feel like Colleen is speaking directly to me. Her podcasts have been insightful and so very applicable. I have gained useful tactics as well as explanations for why my teens act the way they do and why I respond to them the way I do. Keep them coming!

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carr.333
Dec 9 '19
Rating:   8
Helpful perspective

Down-to-earth advice. It's good to know that other families have similar challenges as my family.

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HHara1
Nov 21 '19
Rating:   10
Life changing for myself and my daughters

These podcasts are wonderful. It’s a must have for ALL parents! Very often parents are afraid to ask for help. A friend told me about these podcasts and I have been hooked ever since. Thank you Coleen for making this your life mission and teaching me how to be a better parent!

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Tammy Kincade
Nov 5 '19
Rating:   10
Life giving, very helpful

Listened to the 2 episode, very good things said to help me with my daughters. I feel supported and encouraged to keep doing what seems like an impossible task. My therapist says these type of things, it feels like free therapy. Very thankful to have found this podcast.

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lucylorenzo
Nov 4 '19
Rating:   10
No BS

Totally relatable. Thank you for giving us the real deal without the fluff.

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Soncey
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   6
Recent Podcast

I am not a fan when Colleen interviews colleagues. It’s choppy and the conversation doesn’t flow. Today’s guest sounded like an uncertain teen herself. I am a fan of when she gives a well though out episode. Some have been outstanding. There for 3 stars overall...

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Momma of 4 teens
Oct 11 '19
Rating:   10
Answered Prayer

My 17 year old daughters’ harsh words to me were breaking my heart. Where did I go wrong? I never talked to my mom the way she does to me. I prayed “Lord, I’m so discouraged. Please encourage me.” And for some reason (providential) that day I was drawn to open my podcasts and your new one, episode 46 Mom...It’s Not Personal popped up. I listened and was empowered and encouraged. The Lord answered my prayer through you. Thank you.

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Yuria7
Sep 19 '19
Rating:   10
I’m no longer clueless parenting my 15 yr old

My first child is 15 yrs old now and we were having lots of fights and I wasn’t enjoying him who once was so sweet boy anymore. I love how this podcast gives practical tips with her personal experiences. It has helped me who was lost in parenting my teen to be in more control and I do enjoy my son much more now! Thank you so much!!

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Cickster
Aug 2 '19
Rating:   10
Encouraging!

As a school counselor and mother of teens, I have found this series to be spot on! The insight and perspective of both the parent and teen are honest and real. Listening to these podcasts has been my best therapy sessions yet! Now I’m “making” my husband listen!

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tandethompson
Jul 21 '19
Rating:   10
Most impactful information

I have researched and listened to many podcasts. This one by far has the most impactful how to’s that I was looking for. I feel connected every time I listen to them. Many others are wasteful introductions of themselves with very little useful information. Listening to these are inspiring. Thank you!

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Jill (mom of three teens)
Jul 6 '19
Rating:   10
Priceless!!!!

This series of podcasts have been such a blessing to me as a mom of three teens (ages 17, 15, and 13)!! There are several episodes I have listen to over and over. One thing I am learning is not to hyperfocus on the negative and the “what ifs” but to appreciate all the good I see in my teens, and to have a long-term perspective, which is so important.

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KerriKLo
Jul 4 '19
Rating:   10
Game Changer!

Truly a game changer! As a mother of two girls (13 and 10) and a middle school principal, this pod cast has been what I have been looking for to support my girls and teens in general! My husband and I binged listened to every episode in the last three weeks because it was like EVERYTHING Colleen said was relative and relatable. At one point we laughed so hard because we felt like you must have bugged our home! Thank you for such a great parenting tool. I am even considering a book group study of Dial Down the Drama for parents at my school. Just got my copy yesterday! 😊❤️

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Leils1
Jun 20 '19
Rating:   10
very powerful and effective advice!

I am a devoted and blessed mother of a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl - I have been suffering the past few months crying endlessly by myself and having countless sleepless nights searching for advice in a very lonely place until I came across this podcast - I can’t thank you enough for all your great advice thank you so much - at least now I feel like I have somewhere to go to get answers to all these painful questions - thank you again and again and again ♥️

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workinprogressmom
Jun 20 '19
Rating:   10
Colleen Gets It Right

I, myself, have experience working with adolescents in the substance abuse field. However, when it comes to parenting your own adolescent (three teenage girls) it is very hard not to become reactive. I mean, this is my kid...how dare they act like every other teenage kid out there! Lol!! Colleen hits the nail right on the head with her knowledge and advice. She empowers parents, advises them in how to remain objective, clear and consistent when dealing with their teen. She helps ground me, and reaffirms my goal as a parent which is to raise respectful, responsible, and competent individuals. A must listen for any parent in or getting ready to navigate the teenage years!! Thanks Colleen!!

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Leils1
Jun 4 '19
Rating:   10
thank you!

I am a devoted and blessed mother of a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl - I have been suffering the past few months crying endlessly by myself and having countless sleepless nights searching for advice in a very lonely place until I came across this podcast - I can’t thank you enough for all your great advice thank you so much - at least now I feel like I have somewhere to go to get answers to all these painful questions - thank you again and again and again ♥️

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