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Don’t Undertreat Serious Conditions!

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 231 · Duration: 00:30:09 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to questions from a mom about her young adult son with depression and OCD.  This young man is on medication and getting counseling, but is not engaging with the family or doing anything productive. Today we’re […]

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Parenting teens with anxiety

Anxiety Begets Anxiety

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 230 · Duration: 00:24:51 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin respond to a mother who is very worried about her anxious and depressed 15 year old daughter.  She doesn’t want to add to her stress, but is concerned that her daughter is not moving forward. Mom has […]

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You’re A Better Parent Than You Think

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 229 · Duration: 00:29:07 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to questions from a mom about her teenagers’ anger towards their parents. Today we’re hearing from Rebecca from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 Lakes.  Rebecca writes:  Dear Neil,  1st Question My husband and I think the […]

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If You Won’t Respect Me, I Won’t Respect You

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 228 · Duration: 00:26:23 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a mother who is concerned that her well functioning 16-year-old daughter has suddenly become oppositional. Today we’re hearing from Amy of Montreal, Canada. Amy writes: Hi Neil, I have an overall good 16-year-old. She does […]

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Our Hot-Headed Son Is Headed For Trouble

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 227 · Duration: 00:25:51 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin respond to a mother who is worried about her 17-year-old son who is easily provoked and makes violent threats against other kids. Together, Neil and Robin discuss the origins of such destructive behavior, what treatment options would […]

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How Do I Support Parents That I Fundamentally Disagree With?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 226 · Duration: 00:20:07 In this episode Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a therapist working with a teenager who, previously male, is now identifying as female, and parents who don’t accept this change and consider it sinful. Parents were reported to Child Protective Services and referred to […]

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My Narcissistic Son is Controlling My Life

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 225 · Duration: 00:33:31 In this episode, Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a widow who is left to manage her relationship with her abusive adult son on her own.  Before answering her questions, Neil and Robin address the tragedy in Uvalde, TX and the trauma this brings […]

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My Unenthusiastic Wife

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 224 · Duration: 00:25:39 Now here’s a challenging topic!  How, with three kids and demanding jobs, do you manage to keep your marriage relationship fresh and intimate?   Today we’re hearing from Jack in Akron Ohio who writes: Dear Neil,  I’m hoping you can help with an ongoing problem between me […]

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What Happened to our Young Adults?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 223 · Duration: 00:27:08 In this episode, Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a mom who is wondering if she should send her graduating son to college or not.  Although he was accepted, he shows no enthusiasm or motivation, and Mom is needing to push him to graduate.  […]

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When Positivity and Earned Privileges Aren’t Enough

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 222 · Duration: 00:21:29 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a mother struggling with responsibilities and privileges with her 17-year-old daughter. Today we’re hearing from Lucia of Sarasota FL: Dear Neil, My daughter is a 17-year-old junior, and I have so many issues with her […]

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