Learn how tough love can help parents struggling with an addicted child. Discover practical tips and insights from other parents who have been through it all. Listen to the podcast episode now here on alcoholfree.com.
Tough Love: A Parent's Guide to Helping an Addicted Child
Tough love is separating your heart from your head and letting your head make the decision, keeping that distance between the two with a big breath.
The journey towards helping an addicted child is undoubtedly tough, and parents often find themselves in the middle of a hostage standoff. The concept of tough love has been debated over the years, but for many parents, it has been a useful tool in helping their child move towards recovery. In this episode of My Child & Addiction, parents share their experiences with tough love and how it has helped them navigate this difficult journey.
They also discuss the importance of boundaries, individualized approaches, and the role of rehab facilities in treating addiction. Michael Otey, a family educator at Caron Treatment Centers, also joins the discussion to offer his insights. Despite the challenges, the parents in this episode remain hopeful and supportive, emphasizing the importance of parent support groups and the benefits of parenting with tough love.
Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com and discover practical tips and insights from other parents who have been through it all.