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Dads are really important in children’s lives. As a Father’s Day gift, this article gives the best advice to dads what they can they can do so their kids turn out happy.
In this series I explain the steps families need to follow in order to best help their troubled adult-child. To review the previous articles, here are the steps you need to follow in order to best help your adult-child in trouble. You need to be able to understand your child’s condition and begin a process of taking responsibility for your part. You need to help your child find a terrific mentor/therapist who is not part of the family and can engage the child in a process of self-discovery. You need to become involved in the treatment as a family. The purpose of this is not to fix your child, but to learn how to listen to your son or daughter and to recognize what you can do is heal and change yourself.
Once the family is involved in treatment and the youngster starts feeling good about the new way that their parents are engaged, we come to the next stage. In this part, we will learn how to create an action plan with your grown-child. In order to do this, first we must understand how change happens. That will be the focus of this article.
In Part One we learned the importance of accepting and learning about your child’s condition. In Part Two we learned about the necessity of finding your child a great mentor. In Part Three we will learn how for your child needs your involvement to find their way to health and happiness.
Part Two explains why it is necessary to get your troubled adult-child in a relationship with the right mentor. Read more here.
Monica faces a dilemma. Her 21-year-old daughter is failing in school. She is abusing alcohol. She’s always had trouble, ever since 5th grade. She’s been diagnosed with ADD. Her daughter refuses to get any help. Monica is afraid that her daughter will crash and burn. What should she do?
All too many parents of young-adult kids these days are facing these kinds of problems. Just when they thought they would be able to reclaim their lives, their kids are getting into trouble. The kids are over 18. Legally, they do not have to do anything the parent says. However, the parents are left with an unenviable dilemma. Either they rescue their child yet again with nothing really changing or they let them fall, which could have dire consequences. Find out the solution here.
Some time ago, I came home from work and walked in the house to discover that my 3-year-old daughter was standing on a window sill. (Now this was not a really high window sill, or one that posed any real danger.) She saw me and said, “Look at me daddy!” Now I could have reacted [...]