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Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens


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I have added resources and books on my new blog. Please go to for the udpated site.



I’ll add useful websites, mailing lists, blogs and books and invite you do the same.  Let’s help each other.

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Telephone: (757) 563-1600

Association for Experiential Education

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Telephone: (301) 306-7070

Healthy Communities Initiative
Telephone: (610) 891-6286

Narcotics Anonymous

National Association for the Mentally Ill
Telephone: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
Telephone: (928) 443-9505

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Telephone: (800) 729-6686

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Mental Health Information Center
Telephone: (800) 789-2647

National Youth Network
Telephone: (800) 789-2647

Parent Project®
Telephone: (800) 372-8886

Parenting Teens
Telephone: (877) 375-6498

Struggling Teen
Telephone: (877) 375-6498

Teenage Problems

The International Network for Children and Families
Telephone: (877) 375-6498

GRASPP, Rocky Mount, NC


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5 Tips to Strengthen Any Family Celebration by Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

Divorce Poison by Richard A. Warshak

Don’t Divorce Us! Kids Advice to Divorcing Parents by Rita Sommers-Flanigan, Chelsea Elander, and John Sommers-Flanigan

Families on the Fault Line by Lillian B. Rubin

Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family by Dr. Phil McGraw

Field Guide to the American Teenager by Michael Riera, Ph.D., and Joseph DiPrisco, Ph.D.

Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.

How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can’t by Dr. Neil I. Bernstein

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Real Boys Workbook: The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages by William S. Pollack, Ph.D. and Kathleen Cushman

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying by Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens by Marcia Stein (Click here for the ebook.)

Stress Less, Soar More: 1-Minute Tips for Parenting Gifted Teens by Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed

Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence by Kenneth V. Hardy and Tracey A. Laszloffy

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Depression by Rebecca Rutledge, Ph.D.

The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine

Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D.,

What it takes to pull me through: Why Teenagers Get in Trouble and How Four of Them Got Out by David L. Marcus

Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh and Nat Bennett


Help for Struggling Teens and Families: Observations and Discussions with Jeff Brain, MA, CTS, CEP

Support for Families with Troubled Teens


Dore Frances, Troubled Teen Help

4 Responses to “Resources”

  1. Thank you for writing this, it means a lot to me. I have struggled with an addiction for most of my life, so what you wrote here was very meaningful to me. If you’d like to see my blog it’s here. Thanks again for this blog – it is really well-done.

    • Marcia said

      Thank you so much for commenting. I looked at your site before I approved your response and it’s very valuable. Thanks for calling it to my attention. I’d seen the Ferguson video previously and it’s wonderful. It’s important to see people making a decision to be kind and his points about being sober are heartfelt. Thank you.

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