I Didn’t Raise My Kid To Be That Way

Don’t push your God on me! You’re a racist! You are so anti……..! Are these statements ringing true in your home?  Are you being labeled by your teen or young adult because of your faith? Has their ideology and theology changed so much that you don’t recognize what they believe anymore? Welcome to parenting 2021. …

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When Your Child Wants Nothing to do With You

You call, no answer. You text. Silence. Communication has dropped just like your internet signal. You try again and you feel like you just had a deja vu experience.  Let’s face it. Parents across the globe are getting the same response. Teens and young adults are caught up in their own world, coupled with resentment,…

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NUMB

Have you ever felt numb and dead inside? Maybe it was an incident that left you shocked, bewildered, and speechless.  Quite possibly, a situation arose with your teen or young adult that shattered your dreams for them.  Perhaps your child requires so much of your energy, thinking, and emotions, you are left exhausted with nothing…

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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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To The Escape Room I Go!

  I admit it.  If I have the chance to hide from my teen, I would do it in a heartbeat.  There are just times in which I have to go to my escape room and lock the door.   I hid there for many reasons.  When I kept myself from acting out against my own…

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How to Help Teens in Crisis Thru CoronaVirus Epidemic

    Families stuck in their homes.  Four walls. No personal room to breathe and dealing with a teen or young adult in crisis.  Yikes! How in the world as a parent am I going to get through this? Well, we can go under or rise above it.  Today, I rise above it. How? First…

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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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Teen = Rebellion

    Oh that wonderful word – REBELLION. You beg and plead for your child to change their ways; Stop smoking! Stop drinking! Stop hanging out with the wrong kids! Stop getting into trouble with the law! Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Kids live off of it and you want to do everything in your power to…

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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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A New Year’s Prayer for the Hurting Parent

  Dear God, May this New Year of 2020 be the beginning of healing broken hearts in my family.  As I ask in prayer for restoration of my troubled child as well as for my own spirit, may we receive above and beyond rest and peace during our journey despite any chaos that comes our…

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