What Do Therapists And Parents Have In Common?

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 197 · Duration: 00:15:18 Therapists come at their craft from two different directions.  No one’s talking about it, but parents do too.  We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, What Do Therapists And Parents Have In Common? In my current issue of the Psychotherapy […]

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I Can’t Make Everyone Happy

The Healthy Family Connections Podcast Episode 189 · Duration: 00:18:43 We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, I Can’t Make Everyone Happy. Today we’re hearing from René. René is from Canada, I’m not sure what province and René writes: Hi Neil,  Our son just turned 18 and he has a […]

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Is Our Parenting All Wrong?

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 […]

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Help Your Teen Grow Their Executive Function

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, executive […]

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How Do You Set Limits With A Depressed Teenager?

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?

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Essential Steps To Prevent or Cure Destructive Teen Behavior

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.

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