The Family Anatomy Podcast
The Family Anatomy Podcast
Brian MacDonald & Giuseppe Spezzano
Dr. Brian MacDonald and Dr. Giuseppe Spezzano talk about the trials and tribulations of parenting and relationships. Psychologists who are also parents, they take listeners behind the curtain to discuss how they deal with their own kids while bringing in cutting-edge research findings about development and mental health.
FA Retro - Anatomy of Alpha Children
In this 2012Doctors Brian and Giuseppe speak with Dr. Gordon Neufeld about chronically inflexible, bossy, defiant kids and those who need to be the boss. Topics include: What are alpha children and how do they develop? What kinds of problems arise for alpha children? Why are some alpha children at risk of becoming bullies? What can parents do to increase their kids’ willingness to be directed?   You can find out more information about Dr. Neufeld and his approach at the Neufeld Institute.   For family and psychology news, visit Family Anatomy.
Jan 2, 2018
35 min
FA165 - Anatomy of Three Things
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss recent news about parenting and mental health, including: Are people becoming less intelligent? Expressing anger and its link to heart attacks Does starting school young lead to learning problems? Find out about the latest news in this week's show! For famoily and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Mar 30, 2016
39 min
FA174 - Anatomy of Boys' Friendships
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about how boys' relationships with one another shift in the teen years from close confidants to acquaintances, and how this change might affect their mental health. Also: How fear of intimacy can affect couples' relationships Adoption and suicidal thoughts Maintaining strong friendship ties between boys For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Jan 20, 2014
34 min
FA161 - Anatomy of Five Years
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about the evolution of their approach to working with families, and changes that they've made over the 5 years of the podcast. A renowned expert in child development joins them in the studio as a surprise guest. Find out about: the shift from a behavioural approach to a focus on the relationship between parents and children overcoming prior learning to shift to more effective strategies for helping children the importance of the parent-child relationship in helping children to develop how your relationship can affect your child's behaviour the difference between an "expert" approach and a developmental model It's the fifth anniversary of Family Anatomy this week! For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Apr 8, 2013
45 min
FA151 - Anatomy of Alpha Children
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe speak with Dr. Gordon Neufeld about chronically inflexible, bossy, defiant kids and those who need to be the boss. Topics include: What are alpha children and how do they develop? What kinds of problems arise for alpha children? Why are some alpha children at risk of becoming bullies? What can parents do to increase their kids' willingness to be directed? You can find out more information about Dr. Neufeld and his approach at the Neufeld Institute. For family and relationship information, you can visit familyanatomy.com.
Oct 19, 2012
35 min
FA139 - Anatomy of Three Things
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent research stories, including: Do the popular people on Facebook have different brains than everyone else? How telling people about your vacation can ruin your fun What can parents do if their children's friends are a bad influence on them? For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Apr 23, 2012
37 min
FA138 - Anatomy of Life Coaching
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe examine the research behind life coaching and a common technique practiced by coaches, neuro-linguistic programming. What are the typical goals in life coaching? What are the risks involved in the coaching process? What is "neuro-linguistic programming" and does it work? Find out about coaching and NLP this week! For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Apr 9, 2012
48 min
FA Retro - Anatomy of Childhood Crushes
Spring fever is upon us! In this blast from the past, Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss childhood and teen crushes. How do parents handle the strong feelings that their teenaged children can develop? What types of romantic feelings do younger and older teens tend to develop with their peers? What behaviours suggest that your child might be putting himself or herself at risk for hurt feelings? Find out what we think this week! For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Mar 26, 2012
35 min
FA137 - Anatomy of Obesity
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss obesity and its prevention in children and within couples. How big a problem is obesity? What are the factors that predict obesity in children? How should parents or spouses react if they're concerned about a loved one's weight? What strategies could be helpful? Find out what we think this week! For family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Mar 12, 2012
43 min
FA136 - Anatomy of Three Things
Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent psychology news stories, including: Parental overreactions and toddler behaviour problems Does cosmetic surgery make you feel better? How the science of love can help people in the dating pool Find out the latest news this week! For more family and psychology news, visit familyanatomy.com.
Feb 27, 2012
43 min
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