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A message to parents of addicts…

A colleague of mine from Fulshear has authored a terrific blog with an important message to parents who are coming to terms with the disease of addiction in their child – and feeling guilty or ashamed.  Check it out at … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Jeff Brain’s recommended reading for parents with children in treatment, at risk for out of home placement, or considering residential treatment.   Hold On to Your Kids, Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers, Gordon Neufeld, PhD & Gabor Mate, … Continue reading

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Stage 5 – Hope Lost & Found

New Roles: Embracing your new role as an agent of change Parents sometimes assume that sending their son or daughter to a treatment program means that their role has been compromised, or that they are being marginalized. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Stage 4 – Hope Lost & Found

Realization – Real Healing and Change Takes Time Everyone likes a quick fix. We are all so time oriented and rushing treatment and intervention is short-sighted. To set a time clock or a pre-determined date of completion stymies real growth … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Hope Lost & Found

Sacrifices & Courage – accepting the sacrifices that must be made and having the courage to take action As parents, we are quite familiar with making sacrifices for our children; for putting their needs before out own. But the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Stage 2 – Hope Lost & Found

Recognizing that the solution will require something different or unfamiliar How can it be that the right kind of help means that I have to send my child to a school or treatment program? Coming to terms with the reality … Continue reading

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Stage 1 – Hope Lost & Found

Acceptance – coming to terms that a problem exists – its more than just “typical teen” behavior Denial is a natural coping mechanism.  And, of course, as parents we want to give our children every opportunity and every resource to … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…

Although the years I spent at FFS and Allynwood Academy were some of the most rewarding in my 25+ year career, there are those who remain intent on sullying the reputation of the school and myself, based on their own … Continue reading

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Help Blog Revived

How time flies – it’s been 2½ years!  So much has happened, but the blog is best to provide meaningful help and resources to families seeking to help their struggling son or daughter. Here is a brief recap: The Family … Continue reading

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Alynwood Academy checklist for parents highlighted in Teen Life publication

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