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Being Alone Does Not Work: Family Work in Recovery

Treating the family can go a long way in recovery for a child struggling with addiction or other problematic behaviors. Parents might expect that if their kid is treated, they can then handle their issues. Parents might believe that therapy or treatment can “fix” their child with little or no participation from the other members […]

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How to Be Compassionate About Your Kids’ Gender Identity

When children struggle with their gender identity, we as parents may also struggle to understand these changes. We might have had expectations about who our child would grow up to be. We are now adjusting to this change and might have very little information on what our child is experiencing. We might also fear for […]

Runaway

Why Is My Child Running Away, And What Can I Do?

Our kids can run away from home for several reasons. Generally, running away is a means of escaping some more significant consequence. Our kids might have engaged in normal rebellious behavior, testing limits, and pushing boundaries. However, they may have taken their actions too far, and now face several issues at school, at home, or […]

How to Understand Trauma and PTSD

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” -Viktor Frankl, Austrian Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be complicated issues for us to understand when a child is affected by these disorders. We might not understand what our child is going through or how we can help. They […]

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How Can I Intervene Regarding My Child’s Addiction?

Interventions can be challenging for parents who have a child dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. They might not be sure where to start or how to set limits with behavior. With any change—whether positive or negative—most people respond with resistance. Similarly, with an addiction, your child might put up a wall and resist treatment, […]