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With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, Dr. Kastner, author of Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens, and Russell provide clear and useful tools for parents, giving them effective new ways to manage their own emotions in the heat of the moment with their teen while maintaining — and even gaining — closeness.

Talking to Your Teen, KATU A.M. Northwest, July 31, 2009

On the Radio and TV

KING 5 News, February 8, 2016 Growing Up Today: Issues, challenges facing teens
LA Talk Radio February 17, 2014 “Getting from CALM to WISE”
Dr. Laura Kastner, NPR, April 29, 2013 It’s How You Fight That Counts
Dr. Laura Kastner, King 5, March 25, 2013 Parent to Parent, helping kids develop self resilience

Dr. Laura Kastner on National Public Radio, Parenting Teens, October 18, 2010
Author Dr. Laura Kastner on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,”, NPR, Aug. 16, 2010
Dr. Laura Kastner, Ph.D. Yelling is the new spanking, Parenting Unplugged Radio Episode 66, December 3, 2009
Dr. Laura Kastner, Ph.D. discusses Teens and Tweens in her book, Getting to Calm (30 Minute Interview), Parenting Unplugged Radio, August 11, 2009


Parenting Articles by Laura Kastner

How Parents Can Combat the Stress Epidemic  February 2, 2018
7 Ways to #MeToo-Proof Your Kids  A psychologist weighs in on how to combat gender violence in daughters and sons, By Laura Kastner, Ph.D., January 22, 2018
Learn How to Use Stress for Success  January 11, 2018
9 Things to Know About Childhood Anxiety  Advice from a clinical psychologist, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D., May 22, 2017
7 Parenting Tips for Managing the Meltdowns of Easily Distressed Children  How to handle their stress (and yours), By Laura Kastner, Ph. D., May 17, 2017
Do This to Get Your Kid Into College  Parenting book author shares the 7 essentials for raising children who succeed, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D.
Why Promising Not to Yell At Your Kids Won’t Work (and What to Do Instead)  6 easy steps to making New Year’s parenting resolutions that stick, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D.
10 Dos and Dont’s for Parents of First Time Cell Phone Users
Click! Looking Past Parenting Clickbait to Find Real Advice
Ask the Experts: I Don’t Like My Young Daughter’s Friends
I hate My Teen’s Boyfriend!” with advice by Dr. Laura Kastner on
How Can I Manage my Toddler’s Meltdowns?
Sibling Cruelty: Lord of the Flies or Nasty Normals?
Secure Attachment: The best gift you can give your child
Getting college ready with Dr. Laura Kastner
Helping your ADHD teen
The Big Ten; Don’t leave for college without them! 
The Wrong Crowd: When Your Child’s Friends Are A Bad Influence
The truth behind ‘Friends with Benefits’
Entitle-mania: Why overindulgence is hurting your child
Primer for Parents: Teen Brain Changes, Normative Developmental Challenges and Emotional Regulation
Tackling tween and teen rudeness
Like Them or Not, Don’t Badmouth Your Teen’s Friends
When a teen’s friend dies
Instant messaging: managing the medium
Tips for boosting school achievement
Primer for Parents: Teen Brain Changes, Normative Developmental Challenges and Emotional Regulation by Laura Kastner, Ph.D. appearing in Washington Psychologist, a publication of Washington State Psychological Association, August 2009


Interviews and Book ReviewsApps of Kindness: Can Your Kids Download Their Way to a Better Character? By Kristen Russell
Media Moms: How to Cope with Travel by Kari Cobham on, October 13, 2015
Laura Kastner on Helping Teens Learn from Mistakes University of Wisconsin-Extension, Department of Human Ecology
Parenthetical Interviews Dr. Laura Kastner co-author of Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens University of Wisconsin-Extension, Department of Human Ecology
Why Our Daughters Need More Body-Positive Movements The Huffington Post, February 3, 2015
Wise Minded Parenting Interview with the Edge Foundation, 2014
5 Signs of Pushover Parents with Lisa Fields, 2012
When Mom Travels for Work, April 17, 2012.
Teen Dating 101
Ways for Parents to Ease Tussle With Teens Over Tech Use, January 29, 2012

A Parent’s Primer to Living with Teens, How to Deal with a Young Adult Under Construction , eHow Family, Getting to Calm, September 1, 2011
Soaring Teen Unemployment Could Have Lifetime Effects, LiveScience, August 22, 2010
Good doctor helps parents tackle their tough teens, Auburn Reporter, April 15, 2009
Teen behavior expert to speak at The Bear Creek School March 16, Redmond Reporter, March 8, 2010
Wise Minded Parenting Kari O’Driscoll of
Wise Minded Parenting Bibliomama at