Experience a strong connection with your teen or young adult...
Even if they haven't left home yet or are coming back home after a setback.
Do You Want A Way To Support Your Teen or Young Adult Child Without Enabling?
Yes, more than anything you do.
You've been there for your child through thick and thin. You attended their games, helped with homework, listened to them late into the night when they struggled.
You imagined they'd go off to college after 18...but life didn't quite go as planned.
You've done the best you could with what you had and what you knew. But you feel it's still not enough.
Whether your teen is in recovery, in school, or still in your home without much direction, you know it's important to provide the right support to help your teen transition to independence.
You're here because if you've learned anything so far, it's that everyone needs help from time to time.
You don't have to do it alone.
For Worried Parents Who Want Their Teen/Young Adult to Thrive But Also Stay Connected With Them.
What If There Was a Structured Way to Support Your Teen or Young Adult's Transition to Independence Without Nagging or Engaging in Power Struggles With Them?
Would You Finally Feel Confident Enough to Move from Walking on Eggshells and Having Constant Power Struggles to Being Relaxed Enough so That You Can Have Fun with Your Child and Enjoy Time Spent Together?
Healthy Family Quick Start Guide to Meetings
Learn the 4 essential questions you need to ask in your family meetings so all family members feel they have some "skin in the game" while they are held accountable for behavior and actions.
I See You
- you are nervous that your teen might "go back" to their old behaviors once they come home from treatment.
- you are not sure you'll mange without the weekly support from the treatment center.
- you worry that your other children and spouse or partner aren't getting the attention and resources they need.
- you want to trust your teen but it's hard because of past behavior.
- you worry that your adult child's friends are a bad influence and you don't know what you can do about that.
- you are unsure if you'll recognize the warning signs if your child is in danger of a relapse or failing to launch.
You are good parents who want to get this right.
You've sacrificed and been there for your teen.
You're ready for specific and personalized advice and clear direction from someone who's "been there" delivered with understanding and even a little humor so you can relax knowing that your family is on the right path.
Hi, I'm Susan Morley and I'm a person in long-term recovery. I'm also a mom to young adults and I get how it's a struggle to let go...
As a Certified Addiction Recovery Specialist I help parents just like you welcome your child into your home where recovery can be a shared family value.
As a mom to a 22 YO and a 20 YO, both in school, I know how confusing it is to know where to put a boundary and how to enforce it (especially when your kids don't like it).
I know that sometimes it feels like you've failed as a parent because your child has struggled.
Lots of parents feel this way.
You've taken a crucial step in helping your teen get the support and help needed for a better life.
You want your teen to come home to love, support, and understanding so your family can get close and stay connected.
Let me help you get there.
From Power Struggles & Enabling to Connected Independence
Action starts with the right mindset. You will be listened to and uncover your mission, vision, what your goals are and what next steps need to be taken so you can get there.
Susan will work with your family teaching simple communication skills and facilitating family meetings as you rebuild trust and repair relationships.
You deserve on-the-spot support. Text or email Susan to get in-the-moment support you need so you can break old habits and support recovery in your home.
Coaching is less expensive than long-term therapy.
When you work with Susan you get more than solutions that work.
You get ongoing support when you need it, even between coaching sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions parents most frequently ask:
Shouldn't I Be Able to Figure This Out On My Own?
So many parents think parenting teenagers is supposed to be a struggle -- they don't get help + strategy because they think they need to handle it by themselves, and they're afraid that getting help means that they're failing as a parents. They think the struggle needs to be part of the process.
My Parenting Partner Won't Go For This.
I hear versions of this one a lot. But the truth is, it's not about your parenting partner.
Yes, it would be so much easier if you and your parenting partner were on the same page but that's just not realistic for all families.
You each grew up in different households and are now in one household with a strong-willed teen or young adult and that can be exhausting. Waiting for your parenting partner to join you for coaching is costing you the time and energy that you could be spending together (without the kids). Although I welcome both parents to participate in sessions, it is not a requirement.
Changes made by one parent are sufficient enough to create positive, lasting change. And your child will notice.
I'm Not Ready To Hire Someone...Maybe I'll Wait To See If Things Get Better
Look, I've gotta be blunt here. Putting off dealing with the worries you have about your teen or young adult's future isn't going to make things get better.
In fact, you probably know that by not addressing things now, your relationship with your child will probably get worse but it doesn't have to be this way.
I will be with you supporting your family in every step of parenting and that is something that not a lot of other coaches do. You're actually going to save yourself so much time and energy using my strategies that you will have time to enjoy relaxing, going away for weekends, and having fun with your family.
This is an investment that will pay off and continue to pay off even after the program. Previous clients have let me know that they're still using the strategies with their teens and older children (and even with their grandkids) and that they are seeing their relationships with their kids get closer even as their kids get older.
I'm Worried I Won't Have Enough Time
Can I be honest?? This is my favorite excuse to help you overcome. Most of you are currently "overworking" yourself in your family BECAUSE you don't have the correct structure. After all, you never intended to STILL be parenting your strong-willed teen or young adult child, fought you over every.little.thing --- but now that you are, you want things to be different.
Are you ready to stop worrying about and trying to manage your teen or young adult and start having more time with your partner and fun with your family?
- learn how to support your teen's independence without nagging or "micro-managing."
- start to feel confident that you can identify & correctly address enabling behaviors and warning signs if your child is in recovery.
- have a teen or young adult who respects your rules (and feels YOUR respect) instead of fighting you every step of the way.
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