225 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
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

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.

    Our Hot Headed Son Is Headed For Trouble

    Our Hot Headed Son Is Headed For Trouble

    Episode Description: 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 be most effective, and what the parents can do to help.
    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 25 min
    How Do I Support Parents That I Fundamentally Disagree With?

    How Do I Support Parents That I Fundamentally Disagree With?

    Episode Description: In this episode Neil, along with his co-host Robin, respond to a counselor needing guidance for how to work with parents who refuse to accept that their teenager’s gender identity has transitioned from male to female.  
    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit.

    • 20 min
    My Narcissistic Son is Controlling My Life

    My Narcissistic Son is Controlling My Life

    Episode Description: In this episode, Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a widow who is left to manage her relationship with her abusive adult son on her own.  Before answering her questions, Neil and Robin address the tragedy in Uvalde, TX and the trauma this brings across the US.   Neil offers the mother a set of goals, including getting her son into treatment, plus a strategy and some skills for helping her be successful in this challenging situation.   Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 33 min
    My Unenthusiastic Wife

    My Unenthusiastic Wife

    Episode Description: In this episode Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a husband wondering what to do about the lack of connection and affection in his marriage. He and his wife have three children and demanding careers, so being tired and busy is understandable. But counseling, and having some dates, hasn’t changed anything. This invites a discussion of the role of women in our culture as well as some clear steps this man can take to shift away from blame and entitlement to authentic connection.  
    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 25 min
    What Happened To Our Young Adults?

    What Happened To Our Young Adults?

    Episode Description: In this episode Neil, along with his co-host Robin, responds to a mom who is wondering if she should send her graduating son to college or not.  Although he was accepted, he shows no enthusiasm or motivation, and Mom is needing to push him to graduate.  He sees a counselor but nothing is changing.  Neil and Robin give Mom a way to address this with her son and take on the larger issue of the effect of remote learning on young adults. Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast: http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 27 min
    When Positivity & Earned Privileges Aren't Enough

    When Positivity & Earned Privileges Aren't Enough

    Episode Description: In this episode, Neil along with his co-host Robin, respond to a mother struggling with her 17 year old daughter. Mom, who is divorced and remarried, has full custody of her daughter and has a second child with her current husband. Mom requires daughter to do her schoolwork before she gets her privileges and feels frustrated that daughter argues and complains and isn’t stepping up to be more responsible. Neil and Robin offer some insight into what might be missing in this mother / daughter relationship and how they might get things on a healthy path
    forward.
    Have a question for Neil? Submit it now for discussion on a future episode of The Healthy Family Connections Podcast:
    http://neildbrown.com/submit

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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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