Topic: parent child conflict
The Journey of the Heroic Parent
Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.
Topics: book plug, parent child conflict
Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging
Topics: co dependency, communication, getting help, parent child conflict
Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse
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.
Topics: adolescent addiction, opioids, parent child conflict, prescription medications, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict
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.
Topics: adolescent addiction, family dysfunction, negotiation, parent child conflict
The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap
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.
Topics: adolescent addiction, enabling and provoking, family dysfunction, intervention, parent child conflict
The “Rules” About Drugs
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?
Topics: addictive substances, alcoholism, legal problems, parent child conflict
Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom
Mom is determined to stop her son from taking drugs. With that kind of willpower, she’s bound to succeed…. isn’t she?
Topics: adolescent addiction, parent child conflict, Rehab Soundbytes