Ep 228: Repairing Relationships

Episode Summary

Terry Real, author of Us, comes on the show to discuss the importance of healthy conflict in family relationships. We also talk about why parents should encourage boys to be in touch with their emotions and debate the dangers of protecting kids’ feelings.

This episode will be released to the public on 02-12-2023.

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Parenting Scripts

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1. Prompt teens to open up:

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2. Advise instead of demand:

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3. Explain the importance of reconciliation after conflict:

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4. Push unenthusiastic teens to change their attitude:

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5. Encourage kids to celebrate their differences:

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6. Encourage kids to celebrate their differences:

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Complete Interview Transcript

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About Terry Real

Terry Real is the author of Us.

Terry  is an internationally recognized family therapist with over 25 years of experience. He’s also a world-renowned speaker and the founder of  the Relational Life Institute, which offers programs for couples, individuals and parents as well as professional training for clinicians.

His best-selling books include I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women, and The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work. 
Terry is a senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show and 20/20, and in Oprah and The New York Times.

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