How to Be a Heroic Parent with Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD

How to Be a Heroic Parent with Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD


Episode 70 Dr. Brad Reedy

Today Dr. Dan welcomes Dr. Brad Reedy to the podcast to discuss his inspiring work and book The Journey of the Heroic Parent. Co-owner and the Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD believes all parents can be heroic parents.  His work helps struggling adolescents, young-adults and families embark on a journey to a happier, healthier relationship — and in doing so they can achieve understanding and love.

An acclaimed speaker, author, and podcast host, Dr. Brad Reedy works with parents who want to provide their children with a safe haven in the midst of today’s challenges. He provides parents with principles and skills critical for a child’s healthy development. Parents dealing with many challenging issues (anxiety/depression, school problems, substance abuse, communication difficulties, defiance/behavioral difficulties, self-harm) will want to tune into today’s informative interview.

In Episode 70, Dr. Dan and Dr. Reedy discuss the tools to help children cope, build confidence, and thrive in many circumstances including:

  • Why “heroic” parenting? What is the heroic aspect of parenting Dr. Reedy discusses in his book?
  • What are the things parents can do to reduce or inoculate their children from anxiety and stress?
  • What roles do “parent shame” and “guilt” play into parenting?
  • Should parents filter the feelings they share with their children?
  • What is the most common mistake new parents (or parents) make?
  • How do you account for the rise in anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide in today’s youth?

The show ends with Dr. Reedy’s deeply moving and personal Parent Footprint moment. 

Dr. Brad Reedy has his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Co-owner and the Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, an experientially-based therapy program for adolescents, young-adults and families. Previously, as owner and partner, Dr. Reedy served as a Primary Therapist, Clinical Director and Executive Director for a program that became the most successful wilderness therapy program in the country. He has served on the Board of the Utah Department of Child and Family Services, the Board of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, and the En Garde Arts Board, a New York based theatre company. He is a prolific public speaker and has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at conferences, private events, nationally syndicated radio shows, and universities on experiential therapy, mental health, childhood issues, parenting, and organizational health. He is also the host of the podcast for Evoke Therapy Programs on iTunes and Soundcloud and has broadcast over 1000 webinars on mental health topics and parent and family issues.

To find out more about Heroic Parenting and Dr. Reedy’s work and book go to  www.evoketherapy.com and www.drbradreedy.com

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