The Journey of the Heroic Parent

December 10, 2018 by Brad Reedy

Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.

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Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging

January 24, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Simple truth: Nobody can watch over another human being 100% of the time.

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Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

December 30, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they’re unused from prior medical or dental problems.

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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

October 23, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

All successful negotiations depend on two outcomes, whether you’re dealing with your 15 year old, or mediating a border dispute in the Middle East.

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

October 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.

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The “Rules” About Drugs

May 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Kids like to bring up the fact that alcohol kills many times more Americans than marijuana (or heroin, or cocaine). So why are those drugs illegal, their use subject to harsh punishment, when alcohol isn’t?

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Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom

April 3, 2012 by Cecile

Mom is determined to stop her son from taking drugs. With that kind of willpower, she’s bound to succeed…. isn’t she?

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