|Are you at your wit's end?|
When a parent is reaching their wit’s end, they are most at risk for making mistakes – mistakes that can cost them financially as well as emotionally.
Good kids – bad choices: Where did my innocent toddler go?
When therapy isn’t working
- This is not a science, in most cases when a belligerent, defiant and entitled teen is faced with a therapist or counselor, they will either close up like a clam, or tell the most amusing stories – which can be called – manipulation.
- Did you know it was your fault? It really isn’t, but in some cases the teen can actually convince a therapist that it is the parents that have the problem, not them. Again, another example of manipulation.
- Are you ready for a residential program?
- Have you exhausted all your local options?
- How do you know if you truly need a residential boarding school/program?
- There is no such thing as a perfect parent; however there is such a thing as being an educated parent. This is not about book smarts or academics; it is about first hand experiences from parents that have been where you are.
- Becoming an educated parent in the teen help industry is possible with time and due diligence.
- Not my kid, it is the kids he/she is hanging with.
- My child was caught with pot, but he swears it was his friend’s.
- It’s the schools fault.
- If I only had sent him to another school.
- If I only had given into the cell phone.
- His grandparents spoil him rotten.
- When safety trumps privacy. When is it appropriate to read your teen’s journal, text messages, emails, social networking sites etc?
Making sure your teen is not out of their element – Click here.
How to make the calls to parent references – Click here.
- If you could change one thing about the program, what would it be?
- Be sure to get references of the same gender and age. Important to compare apples to apples.
- Can always get off the list by asking the parent if they know of any other parents they can talk to.
By not doing anything, you are not being a responsible parent – there may come a time – when that one hour once a week is simply not enough to make significant positive changes.
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