Your Road to Personal Addiction Recovery

Ep. 18 The challenging job

"Tune in for a candid discussion on parenting styles with Dr. Nelson and his producer Ed Vanderlee. They give practical examples of knowing your child and which type of parenting is best to address the challenges that arise in adolescence. Sometimes you may need to be strict and direct, other times, you need to set boundaries while allowing the child to make their own decisions and be responsible for the consequences." Resources that Dr. Nelson has found particularly helpful in the challenging job of raising "conscious" children in a relatively "unconscious" world. "The Prophet," by Kahlil Gibran. A amazing book of poetry with insights to parenting, love, teaching, etc. "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish, Improve your communication style with children of all ages for more effective parenting and better relationships. "The Five Love Languages of Children," by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. You obviously love your child, but do you communicate your love in their "love language?" Knowing your child's love language and how to express love so they perceive it can transform your relationships. "One Minute Father/Mother," by Spencer Johnson. A short book with valuable insights on how to improve your effectiveness as a parent with less stress on you and them. 'The Four Agreements," by Don Miguel Ruiz. Simple knowledge from Toltec tradition that is easy to understand, yet difficult to live by in challenging situations. "The 4 Seasons of Recovery," by Mike Speakman. Mike was on the first podcast. This book helps a parent understand the challenges and the time frame for successful recovery. Brain Health Assessment. By Daniel Amen, MD. Online quiz to help assess you and your child's brain health and brain type. After assessment, the program provides helpful tips for diet, exercise, natural supplements specific for the individual "Brain Types."

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