Is a Parent Support Group for You?
Is this you?
- I carry my wallet with me everywhere I go.
- I check the liquor cabinet regularly to see if anything is missing.
- I spend sleepless nights wondering where my child is.
- I'm intimidated by my child's anger or rage.
- I'm embarrassed by my child's appearance and foul language.
- I'm tired of feeding and cleaning up after my child and his friends.
Is this your child?
- Your son stays out all night and sleeps all day.
- Your once happy daughter is now sullen and withdrawn.
- Your son leaves his room only to meet his dealer.
- Your daughter is promiscuous.
- Your child's friends hang out at your house and steal from you.
- Your son smashes holes in the walls.
- Your daughter smashes furniture.
How Many of these Situations have you Experienced?
- I'm tired of getting calls from the school − or the police.
- I feel helpless, and fear for my child's future.
- I sometimes feel like a failure as a parent.
- I often feel angry, confused, and depressed.
- I feel blamed by the schools, therapists, or members of my family.
- I blame myself.
- I tell lies to cover up for my child's behaviour.
- I don't seem able to connect to my son or daughter.
- I wonder what happened to my child.
- My child frequently disrupts our family’s routines.
- I argue with my spouse over how to deal with our child.
- I've considered calling the police − or have called the police.
- I'm tired of my child's broken promises to do better.
- I did everything the experts told me to do − and didn't work!
If even ONE of the above applies to you, you owe it to yourself and your family − including your acting-out child − to get help.