a cure for struggling relationships

Struggling In A Relationship? Do This, It’s Magic.

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 243 · Duration: 00:24:35 What do you do when you’re struggling in a relationship and almost anything you say, ends up in an argument? We talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, Struggling In A Relationship? Do This, It’s Magic. Rather than answer a listener […]

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adult son adopted mood disorder

We Feel Bad For Our Son, So We Enable Him

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 242 · Duration: 00:17:35 What do you do, when your adopted young adult child can’t take care of themselves, you don’t want to put them out on the street, and you’re out of options?  Tamera from Kansas City, MO writes: I have a 23-year-old adopted mood disordered son and he […]

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Teen ADHD

Groundhog Day in Des Moines

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 241 · Duration: 00:28:27 This episode responds to a mom who was hoping for a better school year with her now 15-year-old ADHD son. But it’s the same old story of getting him to do his work, deciphering excuses, and withdrawing privileges. Regina of Des Moines, Iowa writes:  Dear Neil, […]

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Don’t Discount Your Parental Judgment

Don’t Discount Your Parental Judgment

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 240 · Duration: 00:19:15 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a Mom confused about whether or not to require her 13-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son to visit or stay with their father.  While it’s clear from Mom that neither child feels emotionally safe, supported, or […]

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angry dads

Family Counseling With Tough Dads

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 239 · Duration: 00:28:04 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a Therapist looking for ways to deal with Dads who expect kids to do what they’re told and then become angry when they don’t get the response they expect.  Latisha from Chicago writes: I’m a […]

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Pathological Enmeshment

The Destructive Power of Pathological Enmeshment

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 238 · Duration: 00:21:27 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a woman concerned about her living situation with her partner and his young adult daughter.  The daughter is not working or going to school and has chased away other of her father’s girlfriends. Today we’re […]

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Neil D Brown parenting teens with depression

Should We Make A Depressed Teenager Go To School?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 237 · Duration: 00:25:06 In this episode, Neil and cohost Robin respond to a therapist wondering how to advise parents regarding their depressed or anxious teenagers’ desire to stay home from school. Today we’re hearing from Carmen, a therapist practicing in Los Angeles. Dear Neil, My question is about how […]

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Neil D Brown parenting teens podcast

Parenting Teens: Where Did I Go Wrong?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 236 · Duration: 00:19:32 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a Mom, whose 17-year-old son doesn’t want to talk to her, and wants to move out as soon as he turns 18.  Mitul of Victoria BC writes: My story is similar to Anika’s. I don’t […]

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Neil D Brown podcast episode 235

Is Adolescence A Psychiatric Condition?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 235 · Duration: 00:31:38 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, discuss a New York Times article by Matt Richtel. It’s titled 10 Psychiatric Drugs While in High School, And She Was Far From Alone.  Richtel’s story describes the journey of one teenager who went on a long […]

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Neil D Brown podcast parenting adult children

Can I Resolve My Parent / Child Communication Gaps

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 234 · Duration: 00:22:11 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to questions from a mom concerned that her efforts to offer advice to her adult children have led to hurt feelings and misunderstandings. Mother is Indian and reports that advice-giving from elders is expected. Today we’re […]

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