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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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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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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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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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Get On The Right Track With ADHD Youth

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 233 · Duration: 00:29:50 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to questions from a mom about her ADHD son who resists parental limits, stays up late on devices, and is, overall, going in the wrong direction.  Today we’re answering a follow-up question from Rebecca whose question […]

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Will Someone Please Back Me Up?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 232 · Duration: 00:31:32 In this episode Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a Mom, rightfully concerned that her 16 year old daughter is giving cannabis to her 14 year old son.  Daughter is on probation, yet Mom can’t get support from probation or law enforcement to hold […]

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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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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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