Someone once told me several years ago that I shouldn’t be as involved in my teen’s life and to let them make their own decisions and mistakes.
I partially agreed. You can say to most parents that letting your kids make their own mistakes is a good thing. It teaches them many valuable lessons.
However, if you have a teen with a mental illness, a debilitating disorder, or a teen who has an addiction, you should never accept that advice.
When a teen is in crisis, they have many strikes against them. Here are just two.
- Their comprehending and reasoning skills are not fully developed yet as a teen.
- They are more prone to influences that encourage them to act upon risky behavior that is harmful.
Your child is a mess. They have been in crisis after crisis, getting worse along the way. You’ve tried every avenue to help your teen, leaving you tired, weary, and frustrated. You have met a lot of opposition during the journey. In some cases, your teen’s crisis escalated as their behaviors became more risky and dangerous. For some of you, different treatment places didn’t help but maybe they have given you more turmoil for your family. Whatever the case, this story is for you. Meet some parents whose teen struggled with a few problems which catapulted into something bigger than they could handle. This is their story. I pray that you find a sense of hope in your own situation by seeking out more of The Envoy Group.
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