What Can Parents Do?
There have been many a parent or spouse, brother or sister, who has lost their way in their worry about their loved one. They have forgotten their hopes and dreams and locked them in a trunk waiting until their loved one improves, feeling absolutely powerless. Creating healthy boundaries will allow these feeling to dissipate.
Articles About Parenting
Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...
An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein): It was recently reported by the L.A. Times that you, Juul Labs, have hired Dr. Mark Rubenstein as your medical director from the University of San Francisco to oversee your research in an effort to legitimize Juul....
It seems every week I get a phone call from a parent who is worried about their adult son or daughter. They are fraught with concern and confusion about their adult child who is struggling to get it together, and launch out into the world. Though many of these adult...
As parents with sons and daughters prepare to enter the new school year as seniors, their worlds pick up and, for many, become frenetic. The focus is often split between the excitement of freshly sharpened pencils and new school supplies, and the pressure of upcoming...
What Type Of Modern Parent Are You? Helicopters, Submarines, Snowplows, or Saran Wrap — how do you parent?
Louise Stanger is a speaker, educator, licensed clinician, social worker, certified daring way facilitator and interventionist who uses an invitational intervention approach to work with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process...
The other day I traveled to San Diego and had the opportunity to hear Shelby Stanger (who also happens to be my youngest daughter) speak to a crowd of 500 influencers at Creative Mornings. Creative Mornings is a community that hosts monthly events to bring people of...
Additional Resources For Parents
Everything You Need to Know about Chemical Dependence
Vernon E. Johnson
The Brown Bottle
Setting Rules And Limits Pamphlet
The Real Life Parenting Skills Program
Living With an Alcoholic
Bradshaw On the Family
The Journey of The Heroic Parent
Brad M. Reedy PHD
The Parallel Process
The Alcoholic Family in Recovery
Stephanie Brown PhD
Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
Learn To Thrive
Christine Carter PhD