08-24-2021 05:47 PM
08-25-2021 12:34 PM - edited 06-22-2022 03:10 PM
@Dimes I think it's really common for parents to worry (or overthink) about their children when it comes to things like drugs and safety, but when you feel like it's overwhelming, is there anything you find calming?
Sometimes I find that when I'm worrying about something that's outside my control, it helps to either schedule a set time when I allow myself to worry, and then put it aside after that time has finished, or I practice mindfulness exercises like imagining putting the worry onto a leaf and watching it float away down a stream.
You'll know best what works for you, but I'm wondering if there are any self-care activities like those or others that you find help to ease your worry?
I remember you said you weren't too sure about counselling, but I wondered if you've had any more thoughts on it since then? Some people find it helpful to have someone who's completely outside the situation to be able to debrief and unload with.
08-27-2021 02:39 AM
08-30-2021 01:04 PM
@Dimes your walks sound so nice - it's great that you have something you're able to do that helps so much.
04-20-2022 12:23 AM
04-20-2022 01:16 PM
Thank you so much for updating us, it is so good to hear things have improved for you and your family!
It can be really difficult to have those in-depth conversations with our teens around boundaries and future goals, but it sounds like it was really worth it and things improved for both you and your son because of it. Well done!
We're really glad that you found the support you needed here, and are continuing that with counselling too. It looks like things are well and truly on the up for you both, but we're always here if you need us in the future