Strained Relations

Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens


Please note I am now primarily posting at Strained Relations: Parenting Troubled TeensYou’ll find all of the content you have sought on this blog.  Please follow me over there.

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8 Responses to “Contact”

  1. Jeff Brain said

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I didn’t know of your book but sounds very interesting. Just picked up two copies – one for me and one for our director of counseling. Lets stay in touch.


  2. Jesse said

    I need help! My 16 (he will be 17 in August) is out of control! I don’t know what to do any more!

  3. adrienne said

    I responded a week or two ago to an ad ” Problem Teens” opened it and found you.
    Well I guess I am too late….. My son 19 adopted and developmentally delayed and border line MR.
    ” Mom you are gonna kill me” said my son as he walked through the door today. I said no son what’s wrong. Sit down together we will work it out no matter what” Prepared to hear the worst we sat down.
    Then he held up his cell phone showing an ultra sound picture. All I could think of is how badly he just screwed up his life. He has already been in trouble with the Police (they no him by name) He only has a certificate of acheivment, Not a High School diploma. He really just dosent get it.He is very literal, very black and white. can’t not read or write well, due to his menatally challanged situatation. Please help me tell me it is NOT to late. We have a blended family and became grandparents to a beautiful boy,My husbands daughter(age25 unmarried) Not a problem she is grown up and lives with her Mom,and every thing is great its all about Michelle and Baby. Now it WILL be a problem because it is Bryan not responsible,only19 and with a low mental capasity. How can I keep my sanity,Marriage and child????
    I am devistated. I have not read your book but, I’m sure it’s too late….Thank you

  4. Hi there 🙂

    How are you? I hope you are doing great.

    I saw some guest writers on your site and it made me think to contribute my own article at .I am a volunteer at They help troubled teens and families find ways to help themselves. I was one of the parents that they helped in the past. As a form of support to their advocacies, I am giving the favor back to them.

    I wanted to share an article about “The Courage to Parent a Troubled Teen”. This will surely help parents like me who are having problems with their kids because of addiction and rebellion. It’s hard being a single mom and I am thankful that there are useful sites like yours that are giving helpful articles for moms like me.
    I hope to hear from you again.

    Kind Regards,
    Kaylee Wilson
    Proud Single Mom

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