May 13, 2022

Fresh Take: Lynn Lyons and Robin Hutson of "Flusterclux"

When anxiety is part of family systems, our well-meaning attempts to assuage kids can instead serve to further reinforce it. Psychologist Lynn Lyons and Robin Hutson, co-hosts of the podcast Flusterclux, explain what actually works for anxiety.

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Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons and co-host Robin Hutson created the podcast FLUSTERCLUX to help anxious kids and anxious families, which are usually one and the same. Lynn Lyons has trained hundreds of teachers, school nurses, counselors and parents about managing anxiety.

In this episode, Lynn, Robin, and Amy discuss:

  • Why reassurance doesn't always placate kids' anxieties
  • Why anxiety craves certainty– and how we can unwittingly "do the disorder" in trying to reassure anxious kids
  • How to model moving through uncertainty for our kids
  • How perfectionism feeds anxiety in kids

Here's where you can find Robin and Lynn:

@flusterclux on FB and Instagram

Lynn Lyons' book The Anxiety Audit is available for preorder now

"Flusterclux" podcast

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