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I See You; Honoring Moms of Kids Misusing Drugs and Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
I See You; Honoring Moms of Kids Misusing Drugs and Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: It’s Mother’s Day week, 2024. I’m personally counting my blessings because my kids are all healthy and our family is in a positive and safe place. It wasn’t always this way. There were Mother’s Days when I wanted to crawl even deeper under the covers and not show my face. There were […]

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The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Because I sit at a vantage point of seeing many parents working to understand and implement the Invitation To Change Approach (ITC) with their child who struggles with substance misuse, I see things others don’t. I hear the frustrations and the celebrations, and I know that while an approach like the ITC is

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Navigating Addiction With Your Child: You Are Going To Be OK, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Navigating Addiction With Your Child: You Are Going To Be OK, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Friend, we made it to the end of 2023. This is my final solo episode of the year and after much thought and debate, I decided to share a gift I'd like to give you, some words of hope and strength for wherever you are in The Journey. This short episode is one

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Ten Recovery Eye-Openers For Parenting a Child Through Substance Misuse or Addiction, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Ten Recovery Eye-Openers For Parenting a Child Through Substance Misuse or Addiction, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:For parents who are on a roller coaster ride with their kids who misuse drugs and alcohol and struggle with mental health, recovery can sometimes feel like an elusive dream. ⁠So, after 187 episodes where I’ve talked with experts, people in recovery, parents, siblings, and my son who’s in recovery, I wanted to distill

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Ten Simple and Effective Phrases That Help Diffuse Difficult Conversations, With Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Ten Simple and Effective Phrases That Help Diffuse Difficult Conversations, With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When you have a complex child, all your conversations and relationships might feel more strained. If you’re like me, you sometimes find yourself at a complete loss for words and struggle with how to diffuse or launch your communication in a helpful and productive way. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck

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The Secret Menu; Reframing The Experience of Parenting and Addiction, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Secret Menu; Reframing The Experience of Parenting and Addiction, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Sometimes you can gain a different understanding of things by looking at them through a new lens. Today's bite-size episode does that for you as the parent of a young person who struggle with substances – in the form of a short story. You'll hear about a restaurant owner and her strange, secret

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Is It Ok To Use A CALM Approach With A Child Who Misuses Drugs and Alcohol? With Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Is It Ok To Use A CALM Approach With A Child Who Misuses Drugs and Alcohol? With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a shorty episode today, tackling the question of whether a calm approach can work when you have a child misusing substances. I share my perspective on why I believe parents often think they need to use aggressive, confrontational tactics to get their children to change and invite you into an experiment to

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The Question Parents Really Need To Ask Their Kids Who Struggle With Substance Misuse and Addiction, and Some Big News! with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Question Parents Really Need To Ask Their Kids Who Struggle With Substance Misuse and Addiction, and Some Big News! with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In today’s episode, I announce some big news for my organization and also share the question I've come to believe parents really need to ask to help their kids heal and move away from misusing substances. This question is hard to ask and many parents don't want to go there, but it's necessary

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Eight Free And Impactful Ways of Being That Allow Your Child to Change Their Relationship With Drugs And Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Eight Free And Impactful Ways of Being That Allow Your Child to Change Their Relationship With Drugs And Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this episode, I share the reason behind my passion for helping parents navigate this stressful season of life and share eight important, free, and available ways of being that will help your child become more motivated to change their relationship with substances. I spend a lot of time talking with professional experts

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Straight From My Heart; You Don’t Get To Tap Out On Yourself, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Straight From My Heart; You Don't Get To Tap Out On Yourself, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Today I'm going to share from my heart some things I've been thinking about which haven't really seemed to fit into any other episode.  I decided to bump the show I had planned as the first in Season Four of Hopestream to share a few heartfelt thoughts with you as we head into

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