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The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 183 · Duration: 00:20:56 Do ancient cultures know more than we do about raising happy healthy kids? We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast: Is Our Parenting All Wrong? Today I’d like to share with you some of what I learning from a book […]Continue reading
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 182 · Duration: 00:16:48 What do you do when your son gets suspended only 2 weeks after starting his freshman year at school, and when he goes back, finds a new way to get himself suspended? We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, Don’t […]Continue reading
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 181 · Duration: 00:16:37 We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, A Royally Dysfunctional Family. This week Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah made me stop and think, not so much about the Monarchy, which I could care more or less nothing about, or […]Continue reading
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 180 · Duration: 00:32:01 What can a parent do when they struggle to get their teenager to manage their basic responsibilities? We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, Help Your Teen Grow Their Executive Function. This podcast features an interview with psychologist, ADHD and […]Continue reading
The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 179 · Duration: 00:17:01 What can a parent do when they have to micromanage their 16 year old for them to get anything done? We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, I’m Tired Of Micromanaging My Teenager. Today we’re answering a question from Susan […]Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a therapist working with a family with a depressed, non-compliant teenager. The therapist is using Neil’s Parenting Course and wants guidance for how to conduct The Talk when the teenager’s world is so limited. What can they take away when he needs everything for school and even a minimal social life?Continue reading
In this episode Neil reviews a blog post where a Mom shares her story of turning her painful relationship with her teen daughter around. Neil appreciates her approach yet recognizes that 1) It can be harder than it sounds and why, and 2) Often, destructive teen behavior has to be called out and immediately addressed. Neil explains that like the Mom in the story ending her Control Battle, calling out destructive behavior must be done in a way that is outside of and is part of ending a Parent-Teen Control Battle. Neil shares his powerful method for doing just that.Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a Mom whose previously successful and responsible 17 year-old son is smoking and vaping marijuana and his school performance is going down as well. Neil helps this Mom understand what might be going on with her son given a recent divorce, a pandemic and at-home learning, as well as entering a new stage of development. Neil then provides a healthy way to engage him while maintaining accountability.Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a Mom whose 15 year-old son is on probation for theft and feels undermined by the Probation Officer. Neil explains the importance of helping professionals and agencies in supporting families and healthy family structure. In addition to providing insight into the workings of probation departments, Neil helps this Mom advocate for herself and her needs to provide her son the structure and support he desperately needs.Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a Mom looking for ways to help her 13 year-old raging, cutting daughter. Neil shows Mom how being reasonable with an emotionally out of control daughter is unreasonable and offers Mom four steps to action instead.Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a Mom looking for ways to help her depressed 14 year old daughter. Her daughter who used to swim, surf, and socialize has given up on all of that and isolates in her room. She asked for help but refuses the help Mom arranges.Continue reading
In this episode Neil responds to a Mom concerned that her shy 16 year old son is spending all his time in bed playing video games. Dad has checked out and Mom is wondering what to do. Neil shows Mom how to reengage her currently disengaged family and along the way, shows Mom how powerful she truly is.Continue reading