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.

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!

Do’s and Don’ts for Parents

It’s easy to make a mistake, and this goes for parents too.

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.”

Safety Plan

Plan ahead! What do you do when you lose hope and want to end it all? Fill this out now, and keep it on you. Have a plan in place!

What Causes Depression?

While the tendency to be depressed can be genetically inherited, the onset of depression can be provoked by many factors.

Basic Solutions for Depression

It takes action to fully recover from depression. Sometimes the mere thought of doing things to help break the mood is exhausting.

Teen Depression

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