Brain Development in Teenagers

Brain Development in Teenagers

Adolescent brains are going through a monumental transformational process, which actually accounts for more behavioral changes than any other factor. Research over the last twenty years has given us a much more sophisticated understanding of adolescent brain development. Like other organs, the human brain goes through an amazing period of growth until around age twenty-five, […]

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Parenting Styles and Adolescents

Parenting Styles and Adolescents

There are many styles of parenting within a wide range of cultural and personal norms, most of which can work quite well. You probably know parents who are very strict and parents who are quite lenient. You know families in which religion is very important and families in which sports, music, or the arts are encouraged. […]

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My Son Thinks Shoplifting is Okay

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 259 · Duration: 00:19:42 What do you do when you discover your young teen is shoplifting, seems to think everyone does it, and that it’s okay behavior?  We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, My Son Thinks Shoplifting Is Okay.   Healthy Family Connections, the […]

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Neil D Brown parenting tip Enjoy What's Enjoyable

Parenting Tip: Enjoy What’s Enjoyable

A family friend’s newly college graduated daughter was back home while she figured out her next move. It’s a common occurrence, your young adult moving back home for a bit after a time away at college or away for some other reason. “Neil, my daughter’s back living at home with us again now. It’s not […]

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intense positivity is required

Intense Positivity is Required

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 258 · Duration: 00:23:27 Episode Description:  In this podcast, Neil and Robin respond to a Caroyln Hax column in which a desperate mom wants advice for dealing with her hostile 17-year-old son. Mom is divorced and her son had been living mostly with his father, who just passed away. Healthy […]

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This Common Problem Hurts The Whole Family

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 255 · Duration: 00:25:36 Now here is something to think about. When you and your partner approach standards and consequences very differently, it could be fine, or you could be making a very big mistake. Neil explains how polarized positions are triangulating and confusing for teens and how to end […]

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Use This Skill and Everyone Will Love You

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 254 · Duration: 00:22:08 In this podcast, Neil and Robin respond to a husband and father struggling with why he isn’t being listened to or appreciated in his own family. Neil offers a powerful yet simple way to think of and build empathy skills, a missing ingredient for this husband […]

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