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.
Has your once sweet and obedient child turned into a door-slamming, yelling, cursing, and disrespectful teenager?
It is not your fault that your child is struggling with an eating disorder, but it is your responsibility to help them work through it.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It’s easy to make a mistake, and this goes for parents too.
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.
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.”
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!