The end of summer is upon us and that means one thing: the beginning of a brand new school year. For many parents, that also means sending their teen off to college far away. Keller Wilson, a college junior, knows first-hand the hardships that college students face today. She shares insights into the role parents […]
As a mom, I never really understood that I could never understand the pain of the addict, of my son. I was so immersed in my own pain and the trauma of our family that I couldn’t see the other side, what my son must have been feeling.
Editor’s Note: The Partnership is excited to introduce Betsy Brown Braun to the Decoder community. Betsy is a bestselling and award-winning author, parenting expert and mother of three. For a chance to WIN a free copy of Betsy’s book, You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12-Year-Old Child, please see the end […]
We here at the Partnership love to hear from our parents and their successful methods of drug prevention from the tried-and-true approaches to the more creative, out-of-the-box methods. One of our Intervene bloggers, Ron Grover, shares with us a truly resourceful way one of his readers teaches a 10-year-old not to use drugs. Wed love […]
A mother wrote to me: Things are better at the moment, but we have ups and downs. I am working on the “loving with detachment” issue. I spend hours each day trying to look at where I went wrong as a parent or what I should have done differently.
Yes, its true. Teenagers sometimes make poor choices. And its usually a horrible experience for the whole family. When it comes to using drugs and alcohol, it can ruin so many opportunities and experiences for our kids as they’re becoming adults. All of that is absolutely worthy of a parent’s attention, awareness and response. But […]
This excerpt is taken from a chapter of my memoir, The Los Angeles Diaries, which is dedicated to the memory of my sister and brother…My beautiful sister, in the beginning alcohol and drugs bring you relief. They give you courage and confidence and then slowly, over a period of years, they strip it all away and you spend your final years struggling to fill the emptiness that it’s left inside you…