22. Parent Guilt and AHA Moments: A Parent’s Experience in the DECODE Insomnia Program

Season #1

In this episode, you’ll hear anonymously from a parent of a teen who went through a pilot version of the DECODE Insomnia Program run for teens and their parents earlier in the year.

For the privacy of today’s guest and their teen, I will be keeping this guest’s identity anonymous and her voice has been altered.  All parties, including the teen mentioned in this episode, have listened to and consented to this episode being shared.

Download all of the DECODE Insomnia parent resources including 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready Yet) and Tips to Navigate Bedtime & Electronics Struggles cheatsheet.  



At a Glance

6:26: The impact of poor sleep on this parent’s teen and on their relationship

11:53: How sleep impacted the teen’s mental health

12:08: Her ‘aha’ moments as a parent 

24:32 How her teen perceives herself differently after the program, what else is different/impacts on other things/mental health

26:50: Her experience going through the program with the online and group components and why it was helpful


About The DECODE Project Podcast

In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia

Music by Micheal Lerner



The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.