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Anchor Of Promise · 6d ago

No! I Won’t Take My Medicine!

  There is a common thread that unites many parents of teens today affected with mental illness.  This thread is the unwillingness  or refusal by teens to take medication for their mental im...
Anchor Of Promise · 1W ago

Why I Refused to Celebrate Mother’s Day

  It’s Mother’s Day! Flowers, candy, and a day off from cleaning and cooking. That is what many moms wish for. These are some of the things that a mother enjoys while the day is celebrated. ...
Anchor Of Promise · 1M ago

Grooming: Could Your Hurting Teen Be Another Elizabeth Thomas?

Every other day, I have been tracking the news story of Elizabeth Thomas, the young teen who was kidnapped by her teacher Tad Cummins from Tennessee. Parents across the country are shocked t...
Anchor Of Promise · 1M ago

When You Have Lost Your Joy at Easter

Everyone is in the Easter holiday spirit.  It’s that time and season in which you bring out all of the spring décor and clothing.  As you rip into the closet or boxes in the basement, there ...
Anchor Of Promise · 1M ago

You’re Fired!

How many times do you think you should have been fired from your job as a parent?  Your teen is out of control, getting in trouble or having a meltdown.  You step in to pull it back together...
Anchor Of Promise · 1M ago

Have the Waves of Crisis Pulled You Under?

Years ago I watched the movie called, “The Impossible”.  It was based on the true story of a family engulfed in the waters of a large tsunami in Thailand.  Confronted with unimaginable obsta...
Anchor Of Promise · 2M ago

When A Court-Appointed Program Is Not Helpful But A Nightmare

A while back I spoke with a young woman whose daughter was in a program appointed by the court.  Her daughter would be staying in the program for about a year.  This was really hard on the m...
Anchor Of Promise · 2M ago

17, Engaged, and Her Reasons for Being Gay

About a year ago, I worked at a toy store as a part-time sales person. I needed to get my feet wet in the working world because I knew eventually I would need to go full-time which I am doin...
Anchor Of Promise · 2M ago

Thy Will Be Done Lord, Thy Will Be Done

  Did you reach the end of your rope in rescuing your teen?  Have you prayed or begged God to fix your child to what you thought was best for them?  Was there a time in which your teen’s lif...
Anchor Of Promise · 2M ago

Should We Let Our Teen in Crisis Learn From Their Mistakes and Choices?

  Someone once told me several years ago that I shouldn’t be as involved in my teen’s life and to let them make their own decisions and mistakes.   I partially agreed.  You can say to most p...