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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 • 29 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.

    How Do You Set Limits With A Depressed Teenager?

    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? 

    • 15 min
    Essential Steps To Prevent or Cure Destructive Teen Behavior

    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.

    • 14 min
    How Can I Hold My 17 Yr.-Old Accountable?

    How Can I Hold My 17 Yr.-Old Accountable?

    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.

    • 16 min
    My Son’s Probation Officer Is Making Things Worse

    My Son’s Probation Officer Is Making Things Worse

    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.

    • 15 min
    I Hate You, Get Out, Don’t Touch Me

    I Hate You, Get Out, Don’t Touch Me

    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.  

    • 17 min
    My 14 Year Old Daughter Is Giving Up

    My 14 Year Old Daughter Is Giving Up

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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