Change in the home begins with change in the parent

It is our desire to provide practical advice and meaningful encouragement to the parents of struggling teens.

Our first message: You are not alone.

Teen Academic Struggles

You cannot force your teen to do well in school, but you can take steps to set them up for success and help with any academic issues.

Warning Signs

All teens are susceptible. Parents who say, “Not my kid,” are the same parents who stay in denial until their son or daughter is in real trouble.

Parenting Trouble Teens

If you believe that your teen may have crossed the line from normal teenage behavior over to “troubled teen” behavior, here is some advice that we found to be effective as we work to restore family relationships.

40 Developmental Assets

Grounded in research on child and adolescent development, risk prevention, and resiliency, assets are surprisingly easy to build! Asset building is about relationships—anyone can do it!

Meaningful Conversations

Starting a conversation with your teen won’t always be easy. But with smart techniques and a humble heart … you can make a meaningful connection.

What is Cutting?

The key to resolution of any issue is to get to the heart of the issue. And the best way to get to the heart of the issue is through a relationship….one that says to them, “I’ll walk with you through anything, and I’ll stand in front of you if you’re moving to a place that you don’t want to be.”

Teen Depression

Teen depression is a completely treatable illness that millions have found healing from.

Suicide Epidemic Among Teens

Today, nearly one in ten teens contemplates suicide, and over 500,000 attempt it each year.