When there is an addict or alcoholic in the home all sense of peace is lost. Drugs, alcohol, and the emotional turmoil that comes with substance abuse take center stage. Family members either act as if nothing is happening or fly into irrational rages while desperately searching for something to control. By the time the […]
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It is not uncommon to hear stories about “at risk youth.” The term is often used but at times misunderstood. There are so many circumstances that put young people in potentially dangerous situations that in some ways young people are “at risk” all the time. Normally, parents compare what teenagers experience today through the lens […]
The second step in Enthusiastic Sobriety is: We found it necessary to stick with winners in order to grow. For young people in recovery, the reason for this statement to be an actual step is obvious. Young addicts and alcoholics are very peer driven. If they aren’t around other sober young people they are likely to […]
Do you struggle with accepting different opinions? Conflicts often begin as a result of trying to convince someone else to see a situation the same way you do. You have every right to your opinion and the free expression of it. It is important to remember, however, so do those with whom you don’t agree. As people, […]
In order to create strong relationships, it is vital to clearly define what kind of life you desire. You can decide to be a lonely, friendless and curmudgeonly old hermit who complains all of the time. If this isn’t the kind of life you want it is possible to change course at any time. Chances […]
Are you afraid of intimacy? Do you sometimes feel isolated and alone? The solution is to begin letting go of the perceptions, ideas, and fears creating isolation.
People learn to either respond to or react to fears. When someone reacts to his fears, he generally expects something to go dreadfully wrong, and as a result may lash out at the people around him. The most common reaction to fear is anger. Because this reaction is typical, it is often accepted as being […]
What is one of the most important skills human beings develop? It is the ability to communicate. People first learn to communicate at home. When a parent’s priorities are centered on building a loving relationship with his child, he works to set up an environment conducive to everyone feeling safe to express themselves openly and honestly. Often […]
Many parents read testimonials of parents and parenting experts and immediately feel inadequate if their children aren’t living up to normal developmental standards.
Do you wish your family was closer? Is there a certain feeling you want to create at home? Follow three simple steps to get closer to creating the connections you want. Most people grow up with a vision of what they want their family to look or feel like. This can be especially true for […]