The TroubledTeenBlog was developed on a lonely Thanksgiving weekend in 2007. It began with a personal journey shepherding m teen at the time through the transitions of Wilderness, Residential Treatment, and his return home to graduate from high school. During that time I felt isolated with the need to communicate with others that are experiencing the same troubled teens phases. The desire to talk openly about ones experiences, feelings and the loss of parenting while they are in treatment. This is not what I had in mind when we brought our son into this world and it take a large toll on all the extended family members.
This blog will hopefully provide information, comfort and bring together treatment families with those at many different phases of the process. Feel free to share your experiences, comment and the ability to talk to other families about common issues. My son has returned home after two plus years in treatment, my journey has taken a new path. It is our unconditional love for our children that keeps us in the process. You will find real life experiences as you read through the archives. This blog will continue to evolve and provide support with each new experience. We will all continue to grow and deepen our understanding of the process together. In the end and with new beginnings return to a peaceful life that will bring us all serenity.
This site is non-denominational and is not funded or supported by any organizations.
Please visit often, share your experiences and comment on any of the postings.
I am also looking for contributors to share their stories, both families and teens. More voices the richer the content.
Un-epilogue: My journey with my son has not ended. He remains troubled and rebellious to this day. I do not write as often I thought this blog would end with the teen years. I am currently an active member in Ala-Non and with those tools the road is still difficult but I have learned to set my boundaries. Watch I may create a post occasionally but not like I did when he was in high school. He is now an adult.
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