Parenting

I often tell young adults, “One day you’ll leave home and make your own way in life. And then you’ll find out how hard it is, a lot harder than you might think. You need to start now to become strong as person….”

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The new eBook, How to Give Your Teen a Superior Mind, is now available free to parents and adults who work with teens. Although several books about the teen brain have been published, none of them talk about the permanent long-term consequences of teen brain development – or what adults can do to cultivate a robust foundation for critical thinking, judgment and decision making.

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The sound of the front door shutting announced that Ricardo was home from practice. His dad met him in the hallway.

“How was it today?”

“It was okay. We did a lot of conditioning drills and I’m beat.”

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Of course we’d all like to know why that orange-haired loser assembled an arsenal and randomly attacked an Aurora, Colorado theater full of innocent people, killing twelve. But meanwhile, there have been quite a few interesting stories about the victims of this tragedy. One in particular caught my eye.

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The Addict’s Mom. It’s a blog. It’s a forum. It’s a chatroom. It’s a Facebook page. It’s resources and support. Thousands of parents who have addicted children have found help and a place where they can “share without shame.”

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