02-23-2023 03:17 PM
02-24-2023 01:06 PM
I'm so sorry to read about what's going on for you and your family. I can imagine how stressed you must feel right now, especially since you've never encountered these challenges with your other children.
I hear your concern - the smoking, vaping, swearing, hitting, and car accident would weigh heavily on you. Thank you for trusting us with this information and opening up. It sounds like you're being pushed to your absolute limit, and we'd like to do whatever we can to support you through these challenges.
I have some suggestions for you to consider, so please let us know your thoughts.
We provide a free one-on-one support service for parents, which you can sign up for here. This option might help give you some new tools to manage the situation.
We also have a range of articles that might help as well. A few that come to mind are "set realistic boundaries with your teenager" and these articles about communication with teenagers.
I hope you're able to find the right support to get through this tough time. We've also sent you an email, so when you have some free time to check it, please do.
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