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Addiction & Parenting Difficult Teens – Aaron Huey – 279

by | March 10, 2020
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I love teenagers! As you know I used you to work with troubled teens in a variety of settings, from drug treatment centers to wilderness therapy programs.

I think to be skilled with teens requires some serious skill. That’s why I brought my friend Aaron Huey on the podcast to discuss how to deal with difficult teens.

If you are not a parent, this will still be valuable as we discuss addiction, boundaries, and enabling, all issues that come up in adult relationships too.

Listen now!

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • (4:30) Introduction Aaron Huey
  • (11:40) How people can get more empowered and overcome victimhood
  • (16:20) Advice for parents of kids getting bullied
  • (18:15) Exploring negative behaviors on teenagers
  • (22:40) About parents expecting treatment centers to fix their kids behavior
  • (26:15) Should we blame and call out parents?
  • (28:50) Creating family behavior contracts
  • (33:00) 4 things that families can do to prevent negative children’s behaviors and decisions
  • (36:55) Why parents enable kids’ negative behavior
  • (43:15) How mothers react different than fathers
  • (48:55) Advice for teenagers struggling with addictions
  • (1:00:00)
  • (1:05:35) Action Step


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