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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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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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Can’t I Just “Say It Like It Is” To My Kids?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 253 · Duration: 00:22:58 What do you do when after reading a stack of parenting books, and trying to say everything just the right way, you get fed up and want to just “say it like it is?”  Today we’re hearing from Josephina in Austin, Tx who writes:  Dear Neil, […]

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3 Critical Steps to Heal Young Adult Hostile Dependency

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 252 · Duration: 00:27:51 In this podcast Neil and Robin respond to a woman whose daughter threatens to quit going to college or harm herself when her parents don’t give her what she wants. Neil names this syndrome as Hostile Dependency and offers this mother clear guidelines and the healthy […]

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Why Your Daughter’s Depression Makes Perfect Sense

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 251 · Duration: 00:21:45 In this podcast, Neil and Robin respond to a question from a mom whose daughter is isolating more and more and seems to possibly be depressed. Patricia of Phoenix AZ writes: Dear Neil, I’ve been listening to your podcast for a while, and it’s given me great support […]

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Find Your Voice To Get Healthy

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 250 · Duration: 00:21:22 In this podcast Neil and Robin respond to a woman on a quest to get healthy and have a stronger voice with her husband. She is struggling with how her husband fights with their college age son and wants the pattern to change. Franchesca from Minneapolis, […]

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Should I Reconcile With My Dysfunctional Family?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 249 · Duration: 00:34:50 In this podcast, Neil, along with co-host Robin, reviews a question that Amy Dickenson responded to in her column at the end of December entitled, “Texas native should go home again.” What do you do if your family of origin has cut you off for moving […]

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A Crisis With Your Teen? Maybe It’s An Opportunity!

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 248 · Duration: 00:20:52 What do you do when you discover your high school senior has not been going to his classes and instead, has been putting all his energy into gaming? Today we are hearing from Kaylin of Eastern Connecticut. Kaylin writes:  Dear Neil, I suffer from debilitating anxiety […]

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