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Moving Beyond Parent-Child Temperament Clashes
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Moving Beyond Parent/Child Temperament Clashes Episode 033 · Duration: 00:17:33 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/d2e86b8c9f39bc7f20e82d08abf8521a.mp3 Moving Beyond Parent-Child Temperament Clashes ...
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Setting The School Year Up For Success
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Setting The School Year Up For Success Episode 032 · Duration: 00:10:58 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/69d3875f9f0e3b46128a0bc2a0be2f09.mp3 Setting The School ...
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Turning Parent-Teen Stress Into Parent-Teen Success
Turning Parent-Teen Stress Into Parent-Teen Success I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my first TEDx Talk. I had a ...
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7 Articles On Parental Burnout
7 Articles On Parental Burnout Parenting can be very stressful. Add in other responsibilities, like work, and the stress intensifies ...
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The Healthy Family Connections Podcast
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Our 12 Most Popular Podcasts of 2017 Our 12 Most Popular Podcasts of 2017 The ...
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The Hidden Relationship Killer
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: The Hidden Relationship Killer Episode 031 · Duration: 00:15:03 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/dc7cae7c355dfc1ade54249eb1ca49e4.mp3 The Hidden Relationship Killer Does it ...
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Should Parents be Happy While Their Kids are Doing Poorly?
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Should Parents Be Happy While Their Kids Are Doing Poorly? Episode 030 · Duration: 00:13:44 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/28c35e3dfb543532311224aa6441dbf3.mp3 ...
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How To Create Lasting Change In Families
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How To Create Lasting Change In Families Episode 029 · Duration: 00:16:10 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/aa34cd91f94b7fd893d0a06f2afe560d.mp3 How To Create ...
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Are Psychotherapists Disempowering Parents?
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Are Psychotherapists Disempowering Parents? Episode 028 · Duration: 00:16:51 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/3584d0d0ed846b481c74c025ab94c965.mp3 Are Psychotherapists Disempowering Parents? Is your ...
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Am I Helping or Enabling my Young Adult Child?
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Am I Helping or Enabling my Young Adult Child? Episode 027 · Duration: 00:18:07 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/05fd1d44600492020215662195e1cc2d.mp3 Am ...
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Stop the Teen Chore Battle
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Stop the Parent-Teen Chore Battle Episode 026 · Duration: 00:18:13 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/3b40843a5734fe8e085c2a6465bb24a5.mp3  Stop the Parent-Teen Chore Battle ...
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Teenage Summertime Success- A Parent's Guide (Main)
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Teenage Summertime Success: A Parent's Guide Episode 025 · Duration: 00:14:50 http://media.instantcustomer.com/25103/0/25103/0/146_hfc--25-teenage-summertime-success-5-17-17--11.57-pm.mp3 Teenage Summertime Success: A ...
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13 Reasons Why Not
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: 13 Reasons Why Not Episode 024 · Duration: 00:11:28 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/b857ded8fdb6103c7372776adb66e496.mp3 13 Reasons Why Not Are you struggling ...
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High Performing Moms Need High Performing Families
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: High Performing Moms Need High Performing Families Episode 023 · Duration: 00:10:12 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/0292a0206c21cce81b651fa1aebd4501.mp3 High Performing Moms Need ...
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How We Can All Feel Listened To
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How We Can All Feel Listened To Episode 022 · Duration: 00:10:55 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/1188de62c158fd08c4df1608fd45508a.mp3 How We Can All ...
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How To Be A Perfectly Imperfect Family
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How To Be A Perfectly Imperfect Family Episode 021 · Duration: 00:09:55 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/97cdbdde34cddb91be1dfc4ed55db7e3.mp3 How To Be A ...
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Don't Get Stopped By Your Arguing Teen
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Don’t Get Stopped by Your Arguing Teen Episode 020 · Duration: 00:17:38 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/befda8995813876696447118978e44cf.mp3 Don’t Get Stopped by ...
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Psychotherapy Networker Symposium
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the 40th Psychotherapy Networker Symposium and what a powerful experience it was; I’d ...
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Turn Self-doubt & Burnout into Empowered Parenting
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Turn Self-doubt & Burnout into Empowered Parenting Episode 019 · Duration: 00:16:43 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/9812441d5c9d42f752fc47f771c501ca.mp3 End Self-Doubt and Burnout ...
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Healthy Expectations for your Depressed Teenager
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Healthy Expectations for your Depressed Teenager Episode 018 · Duration: 00:13:19 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/911ed25b75d70403944bcea6d6d9b5a5.mp3 Healthy Expectations for your Depressed ...
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Helping Emotionally Abused Adult Children
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Helping Emotionally Abused Adult Children Episode 017 · Duration: 00:10:31 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/2a023f8fd2f398541d89bfa01716aa4a.mp3 Helping Emotionally Abused Adult Children Are ...
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Staying Connected With Your Teenager
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Staying Connected With Your Teenager Episode 016 · Duration: 00:10:07 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/414211c6b21585d18387d90b116bddfc.mp3 Staying Connected to Your Teenager Does ...
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How To Raise A Spiritually Aware Child
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How To Raise A Spiritually Aware Child Episode 015 · Duration: 00:11:19 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/ef841cd2283037c72d13d079946f6196.mp3 How to raise a ...
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Active Gifted Kids
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Active Gifted Kids Episode 014 · Duration: 00:09:52 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/97ef25a5e19ae1a1812bf90ba424b72b.mp3 The Importance of Getting Even our Gifted Kids ...
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How to Raise a Strong Minded Child
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How to Raise a Strong Minded Child Episode 013 · Duration: 00:09:09 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/9df46be10080755285cb41982c796357.mp3 Having strong-minded outspoken kids ...
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My Highly Anxious Daughter
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: My Highly Anxious Daughter Episode 012 · Duration: 00:11:05 http://media.instantcustomer.com/25103/0/25103/0/123_hfc--12-my-highly-anxious-daughter---1-18-17.mp3 Kids come into this world with ...
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Parental Burnout: End it and Thrive
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Parental Burnout: End it and Thrive Episode 011 · Duration: 00:11:23 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/56a2bcb08b1bcf4442fe5afd58750c6f.mp3 It is a common theme ...
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Setting Limits With Your Special Needs Teen
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Setting Limits With Your Special Needs Teen Episode 010 · Duration: 00:11:22 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/0b94377d35f4ef2b22b8dc0b1f043b35.mp3 Parents are often challenged ...
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Help! My Teenager Won’t Do His Schoolwork!
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Help! My Teenager Won’t Do His Schoolwork! Episode 009 · Duration: 00:12:05 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/3e02ceba97b5fac164b902519c2e785e.mp3 Struggling with your ...
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Ending the Teacher-Teen Control Battle
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Ending the Teacher-Teen Control Battle Episode 008 · Duration: 00:13:45 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/84085509a918614e085912388cb04dad.mp3 Parents and Teens aren’t the only ...
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My In-Laws Are In Our Business
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: My In-laws Are In Our Business Episode 007 · Duration: 00:09:48 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/776e23ed664fa99ceb2e7d7c25f688c9.mp3 Struggling with your in-laws is ...
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Helping Your Depressed Teenager
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Helping Your Depressed Teenager Episode 006 · Duration: 00:08:54 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/068fc677d61244910e984e77255ff116.mp3 Did you know that adolescent depression is ...
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What To Do With A Chronically Lying Child
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: What To Do With A Chronically Lying Child Episode 005 · Duration: 00:14:02 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/b5d7ba7d17238476088d7683687dedd2.mp3 Children will surprise ...
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Stop The Fight And Watch Your Relationship Grow
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Stop The Fight And Watch Your Relationship Grow Episode 004 · Duration: 00:11:44 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/c0fd495e3ea3bb5210c31b904aaed59a.mp3 Fights can start ...
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Sisters Who Won’t Get Along
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: Sisters Who Won’t Get Along Episode 003 · Duration: 00:11:02 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/f104d3817c0c134cb1236b01c6a51bd7.mp3 The holiday season is upon us, ...
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How Much Screen Time Is Healthy?
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: How Much Screen Time Is Healthy? Episode 002 · Duration: 00:05:19 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/71deed1fa087854c13981d871b84cb3e.mp3 In Episode 002 of Healthy ...
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What To Expect From The Healthy Family Connections Podcast
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: What To Expect From The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 001 · Duration: 00:05:40 http://ic.instantcustomer.com/instantcasts/play/episode/d86c0b22a2ff5054d5df2e800cfc1e67.mp3 Announcing: The ...
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National Bullying Prevention Month and the Presidential Election Campaign: a Contrast in Values and Goals
October was National Bullying Prevention Month established to support all our kids in learning healthy social emotional values, and to keep ...
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/ Social Issues
Training 25 Psychotherapists on Parent-Teen Control Battles
Just a quick update for this week... I had a great time training 25 psychotherapists in using the Ending the ...
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/ Updates
Podcast Launching Soon — Submit Your Question(s) Now!
In the coming weeks, I will be launching my very own podcast entitled, Healthy Family Connections. In so doing, my mission ...
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/ Updates
Is It ADHD or Is It Bad Behavior?
It’s often challenging for parents of kids with ADHD to know when parental support is appropriate, and when they are ...
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/ Parenting
The wait is over... Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle is now available! Brought to you by Neil D Brown LCSW ...
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/ Updates
Happy Autumn Everyone! As you may recall, I published my first roundup post last month identifying 9 must-read articles for ...
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/ Roundups
Does Making Your Teenager Apologize Do Any Good?
I was talking with the mom of a young teen the other day and she was telling me about an ...
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/ Parenting
The Danger of Setting Low Standards for Your Teen
Often parents will come into counseling with their teenager and I’ll learn that they are doing poorly in school, are ...
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"I Can’t Believe It... My Kid Just Got Arrested! Now What?"
It’s not uncommon that I’ll get a call from a parent telling me that their son or daughter just got ...
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/ Parenting
Shame & Self-Doubt Are a Family Affair
I was meeting with a mom the other week and we were talking about the challenges she has setting limits ...
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/ Families
"Help! I Can’t Get My Troubled Teen to Go to Counseling!"
Commonly, a parent will call me with a challenge they are having with their teenager, and then tell me they ...
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/ Parenting
9 Must-Read Posts on Parenting for the School Year Ahead
I've rounded up my favorite blog posts on parenting this month -- just in time for back-to-school. As we move ...
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/ Roundups
An Honest Look at the Cause & Effect of Parental Burnout
Is parental burnout a real thing, or is it just a way of saying parenting is a hard job? To answer ...
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/ Parenting
"Help! My Child Won’t Go To School! What Should I Do?"
I’ve been talking with a few school administrators recently who were all struggling with what seems like an increase in ...
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/ Parenting
My Vacation to Jasper, Alberta!
Hi folks, I was vacationing in Jasper, Alberta (Canada) last week and had some amazing hikes and wonderful wild animal ...
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/ Updates
What to Do When Your Teenager Is Better at Arguing Than You
I was talking with Julie, the mother of a 13-year-old teen the other day. We had been working together to ...
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/ Parenting
Your Teenager Is Not a Problem to Be Solved!
Last week I wrote about how important it is to not treat our kids as problems to be solved -- ...
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/ Parenting
Have a Problem? Need a Solution? Ask a Teenager!
So often we look at teenagers as a problem to be solved. We look at their behavior and think, “What ...
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/ Parenting
Reversing the Toxic Triangle with Your Spouse & Teen
A common dilemma many parents face is when their co-parent disciplines the children with a harsh or negative tone. They ...
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/ Parenting
The Relief, Frustration & Opportunities of Summer
The end of the school year can bring a host of feelings to students and their parents... As students transition ...
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/ Parenting
What if Neither Parent Is Comfortable Enforcing Limits?
For families raising children and teens to thrive, there needs to be a structure within which kids can grow. Kids ...
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/ Parenting
All Kids Have Passion — Yes, Even Yours!
Passion is a critical characteristic for teenagers. Passion provides the drive that gets kids going, engages their creativity, their persistence ...
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/ Parenting
Is Your Family "Pond" Healthy?
We normally think of ecologies as biological environments where all the elements relate to and are influenced in some way ...
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/ Families
Do You Suffer from "Nice Guy" Syndrome?
In the post I published on April 19, 2016, I wrote about how our kids help us come face to face ...
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/ Parenting
What Causes Good Students to Fall Behind & Play Catch-Up
This post was originally published September 24, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on May 16, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
What to Do When Your Great Kid Displays Dark Depression
This post was originally published April 29, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on May 10, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
Have You Heard of This Hidden Relationship Killer?
Many couples are looking for answers to their relationship struggles. We know this because the couples relationship books are flying ...
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/ Relationships
How's a Parent to Know if a Power Struggle Is Normal
This post was originally published June 7, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on April 26, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
How Our Kids Help Us Find & Heal Our Own Issues
This post was originally published June 24, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on April 19, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
What Is the Parent-Child or Parent-Teen Control Battle?
This post was originally published April 22, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on April 12, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
How to Turn Constant Criticism into Intimacy
I was meeting with a client, James, the other day who was lamenting his wife’s behavior. It seemed to James ...
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/ Relationships
Structure & Responsibilities for Teens
This post was originally published April 15, 2015. I have updated it extensively and republished it on March 29, 2016 ...
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/ Families, Republished
My Website Is Back Online – And Better Than Ever!
Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that after several weeks of re-branding, my website is now back online -- and ...
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/ Updates
Is It A Control Battle?