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?

Parenting and the Only 8 Words That You Really Need

I won’t lie, this post is just for fun. But it contains 8 very powerful words that can keep any conversation going. It works with teenagers and children, and most husbands. All that you have to do is just click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My … More Parenting and the Only 8 Words That You Really Need

The Imperfect Parent’s Guide to Teenage Freedom

 If you have a teenager, if you are a teenager, or if know a teenager, you need to read this Declaration of Teenage Independence. ___ My wife and I have been having a discussion for months. Our teenage son bargains, begs for, and sometimes demands more independence. I believe that freedom needs to be earned, but … More The Imperfect Parent’s Guide to Teenage Freedom