Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?

Adolescent addiction and the parental distress syndrome ___ ​They walk into my office. They are quiet, but not because they are nervous about the therapy. They tell a familiar story: abuse, anxious days and sleep-deprived nights, drug deals, street crimes, chronic and unending stress, and never knowing if their loved ones will live to face … More Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?

16 Things That are Awesome about Having a 16-Year-Old

Are you in the parents of a 16-year-old club? ___ It’s official: our home now has a 16-year-old. Yup, we have entered the club. Having a 16-year-old is awesome. It is a no-holds-barred season of life and here are 16 reasons why: Life is ahead of you and you feel full of possibility. You are gangly … More 16 Things That are Awesome about Having a 16-Year-Old

6 Ways That Having Teenagers Will Make You More Spiritual

Being a parent will make you believe in a higher power, or at least a higher flower.  ___ It will happen, in stealth, you will slowly take on faith. You have to. Or they win. You will find yourself drawn to a tribe that will take you in: The Parentager tribe. They are the invisible tribe … More 6 Ways That Having Teenagers Will Make You More Spiritual