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 therapist working with families and couples and have a question for you. I’m working with a family with young teens and we’re using your Ending the Parent Teen Control Battle model with the parents to help them set appropriate limits and standards without the threats, anger and the fighting. Mom is getting it and is struggling to get Dad on board. It actually seems like more of a couple’s issue in that Dad uses his anger with the kids and with his wife when things don’t go his way. It’s not that he wants to hurt anyone, it’s just that he sees things in black and white terms, if someone is doing something wrong, they should not get away with it and he sees his wife and now even me as being soft and undermining his authority. I see this often and would like to know if you do as well and how you handle it.
Neil shares his best strategies for breaking this dynamic and getting the family back to a healthy place.
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