134 episodes

HEALTHY FAMILY CONNECTIONS addresses the many dilemmas facing parents, couples and kids, offering out of the box solutions that empower listeners to confidently meet their parenting challenges.

Being a family in our era is challenging under the best of circumstances. Parents contend with a culture in transition and competing ideas for parenting. Neil Brown, author of parenting hit “Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle,” is a master family therapist with a talent for providing clarity amidst the confusion, addressing common concerns as well as serious problems.

HEALTHY FAMILY CONNECTIONS Neil D. Brown

    • Kids & Family

HEALTHY FAMILY CONNECTIONS addresses the many dilemmas facing parents, couples and kids, offering out of the box solutions that empower listeners to confidently meet their parenting challenges.

Being a family in our era is challenging under the best of circumstances. Parents contend with a culture in transition and competing ideas for parenting. Neil Brown, author of parenting hit “Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle,” is a master family therapist with a talent for providing clarity amidst the confusion, addressing common concerns as well as serious problems.

    Contempt Is Not A Family Value

    Contempt Is Not A Family Value

    In this episode Neil responds to a question from a single mother of four, and the oldest and youngest have a contemptuous relationship. She has tried to deal with it but her interventions have been unsuccessful and she’s wondering what if anything more she should do. Neil offers some approaches to family healing but most importantly, wants to empower this Mom to have her standards and values in the family respected and adhered to.

    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episo

    • 14 min
    Lions and Tigers and Cellphones, Oh, My!!

    Lions and Tigers and Cellphones, Oh, My!!

    In this episode Neil responds to a Mom struggling to limit her daughters’ cell phone use. She is frustrated that they always have a reason to have them since the cell phones serve so many functions.
    Neil explains the many documented down sides and risk factors from smart phone overuse and misuse and offers guidelines and a way to talk with teens to establish them.

    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com

    • 13 min
    Don’t Send Your Troubled Teenager For Counseling

    Don’t Send Your Troubled Teenager For Counseling

    n this episode Neil responds to a Mom whose 18 year-old daughter has anger issues and is refusing to follow advice and go to counseling. Neil explains to Mom in explicit detail why sending her daughter for individual counseling will change very little and why and how going to counseling as a family will provide a healthy direction and hope for real change.

    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 13 min
    Change Yourself, Change Your Family

    Change Yourself, Change Your Family

    In this episode Neil responds to a Mom wanting to implement a New Year’s Resolution in her family, that they demonstrate an attitude of kindness. She knows what she wants, but doesn’t know how to get through to the others. Neil applauds the goal and speaks to the virtues of goal setting, and then moves to help this Mom create a strategy to accomplish it. Neil helps Mom see how her default way of dealing with others and her husband’s way, are creating tension in the family that is the root of the fam

    • 13 min
    How Can I Help Our Daughter When Her Mother Is Emotionally Unstable?

    How Can I Help Our Daughter When Her Mother Is Emotionally Unstable?

    In this episode Neil responds to a Dad who has shared custody with an X-partner who is extremely emotionally unstable. He wants to know how having an emotionally unstable parent will affect his daughter and how to respond to her questions about her mother, without turning her against her mother.

    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 14 min
    How Do I Get Parents To Own Their Part Of The Problem?

    How Do I Get Parents To Own Their Part Of The Problem?

    In this episode Neil answers a question from a mother who has a 13-year-old daughter who refuses to go to counseling and won’t talk if made to go. Mother is trying to do the right thing for her daughter, but her daughter simply won’t cooperate. After attempts with several therapists, Mom feels frustrated and helpless. Neil helps Mom see that her daughter’s refusal to cooperate with therapy, is like other behaviors where Mom is trying to get her daughter to do or stop doing a behavior, and the daught

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

Loonette30 ,

Wish I Tuned in Earlier

Neil Brown has an excellent podcast for parents dealing with teens. The questions that listeners posed are so relevant to all. He offers sensible solutions to help both parents and teens through a difficult time to become a more loving family. I just wish I tuned in two years ago. I might have saved myself and my 17 year old a lot of heartache.

Roozers81 ,

Not relevant to real situations

I was excited when I found this podcast as a single parent. I tuned into the episode re: what to do if your teen doesn’t want to visit the other parent. None of the tips were realistic for the real world as many split families either have 1) legal agreements they have to abide by; and/or 2) one parent isn’t reasonable to let the teen make their own choices. Felt this podcast was the core of someone’s opinion and not based on actual experience. Needs more research for topics host hasn’t personally experienced.

wrightathomeschool ,

One of my favorite books and podcasts

I love his approach and his book. It’s encouraging for parents and kids and it’s no nonsense. His advice is easy to follow and doable.

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