Cathy shares her story
The World Is a Good Teacher If You Let It Be
As a former addict, who began using cocaine and heroin in late adolescence, I have never understood the logic of tough love. ~ Maia Szalavitz
Last Thursday we had an amazing training.
The call was about allowing naturally occurring consequences and getting out-of-the-way of your child learning from their life experiences.
This is where the most powerful learning can occur.
My friend, Ron Grover was on the call as well and here is his post about the experience. We’ve both been in training since August with The Partnership at drugfree.org and The Center for Motivation and Change.
Along with nine other parents, we’re learning tools and strategies that can help parents cope with their child’s substance abuse issues. These strategies and tools can help any family.
Many think of naturally occurring consequences as tough love. But there is a difference.