Am I Enabling Addiction or Keeping My Child Alive?

When a child struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, parents might begin blaming themselves for their child’s behaviors. One parent might accuse the other of enabling the addiction. The other parent could feel shame, as they blame themselves for what has happened. They fear the judgment and accusations of others, who might be […]

What Are the Levels of Care for Children’s Mental Health?

Navigating the mental health system for children can be confusing for parents of teens who struggle. We know that our child needs support, but how much help is needed and appropriate for their behaviors?  Often, kids might not enter mental health treatment until an emergency occurs. We might not be aware of issues going on, […]

Helping Others When They Need It

When we are dealing with our own pain and trauma, we struggle to be there for others in their time of need. When helping our kids through addiction and other problematic behaviors, we might face our triggers while guiding them through the healing process. We could have our own unresolved trauma that influences how we […]

Can the Internet Be Dangerous for My Kids?

The internet provides a wealth of access and knowledge about the world at the ease of our fingertips. We can find nearly anything that we want from the internet, and almost anyone can post content online, whether the content is truthful or intentionally misleading. Kids are growing up with the internet and never lived in […]