Mourning Over Your Child in Crisis

During my years of being a parent of a teen and young adult in crisis, I have delved many times into the world of great mourning. Mourning can mean many different things to parents.  It can be an extreme loss such as the death of a child through addiction. It could be through the painful…

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COVID-19 and the Family in Crisis 

  When a police officer was asked how many robberies he had responded to since the Coronavirus impacted our country, the answer was quite revealing.   He only had to say a few words – “No robberies, family violence is what we are dealing with now.”  Police stations across the country are seeing an increase of…

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Appeal to the Courtroom of Heaven – Shonda’s Story

  Can you imagine a phone call that could change your life forever and shatter your dreams and hopes for your child? Can you imagine your world being rocked apart leaving you shocked, bewildered, numb, scared, and a plethora of other emotions that have you speechless? Meet Shonda.  She received one of those phone calls…

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Panini’s Lesson On Praying

  It’s 3 am and I get a visitor slapping a paw on my head.  It is our foster kitty Panini. Skinny, torn ears and a funny crouch, we found him in our yard and quickly rescued him.  After a visit with the vet hospital, Sausage (his new nickname) had quite a few medical problems…

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Truth Is Your Weapon

  You have found cocaine in your son’s drawers as you put his clothes away.  You’re devastated. You caught your child in the act of self-harming after promises of quitting. You are saddened. Your teen has “come out” as bi-sexual and you wonder where you went wrong. You’re guilt-ridden after finding out your daughter was…

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Finding Hope This Holiday Season

With one last decoration piece to go, my Christmas tree of bountiful ornaments would be embellished in beauty.  As I grabbed the heavily tarnished nail ornament in my hand, I stopped and gazed upon it silently in thought. Previous Christmas’ were not happy ones for me. Shadowed by multiple crises with a hurting child, I…

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Give Thanks!

Last minute shopping at the store, you lay all the items out on the table, and try to figure your preparations for Thanksgiving dinner.  This is the last thing you want to be doing.  You’d rather climb into bed under the covers and watch an old time goodie on the TV. Wouldn’t that be a…

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I Have Not Forgotten You

  As many of you know, I have not been as active as I would have liked on my blog. There have been many excuses, mainly one, that has kept me from keeping up to date with blog posts.   The biggest reason is the publication of my first book, Turn the Tide of Emotional…

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Single Moms with Teens in Crisis – Meet Lynn

  When we think of “parents with a teen in crisis” we immediately come to the conclusion that mom and dad are involved.  However, there are also thousands of single moms and dads who struggle as parents too.  One such parent is my friend Lynn.  I asked her to share with me some of the…

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