Parent Counseling & Coaching
Parenting a troubled youth has its difficulties. Whether it’s the temper tantrums of a 2-year-old or the attitude of a teen, kids have been known to test their parent’s patience and limits since the beginning of time (The above quote is from a guy who lived in the 1600’s…clearly some things never change!). But when a parent is raising a troubled teen facing violence, depression, substance abuse, drug use, or other issues the task can seem downright impossible. The endless fights, reckless behavior with no fear of consequences, nights lying awake worrying, fear of what your teen may do to themselves or your family, all take a serious toll on parents and families.
If you are a parent in this situation, know that you are not alone. There are literally millions of other parents fighting similar battles for and with their teen. If you believe that your teen may have crossed the line from normal teenage behavior over to “troubled teen” behavior, here is some advice the team at Crosswinds has found to be effective as we work to restore family relationships.