Welcome

Welcome

Raising troubled kids is the hardest parenting job of them all.

 

This will change your life forever. You’ll be a stronger, wiser person who knows what matters in life. You’ll never again waste time worrying about little things. You’ll be an extraordinary parent, and reap the rewards of a child’s recovery.

This website is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers of children, teens, and young adults with a mental disorder or other serious behavioral problem.

I created it to help parents face their tough job effectively.  I wish I had this advice when my child became ill.

My experience showed me that parents were not getting frank and practical information from professionals or others we trusted.  Most of them never lived with a troubled child.

It took 20 years of committed study and involvement with 100’s of parents to gather the facts and wisdom that truly helps parents, regardless of their child’s behavioral problems.

The Quick Answers page sums up the absolute basics parents need.

Search the blog for on-point articles on common issues and different diagnoses. Readers’ comments are especially valuable.

Get personal guidance and coaching, or read a well-researched book with practical information on how to turn things around.

Margaret Puckette is a Certified Parent Support Provider and coach, who helps parents raising a troubled child, teen, or young adult. She is a parent who understands the need for a new approach to home life, and offers realistic guidance for improving behavior and reducing family stress.

Parent to Parent Guidance

Parent to Parent Guidance

Margaret Puckette is a Certified Parent Support Provider, and helps parents with tailored advice for raising their troubled child, teen, or young adult. She is a parent who understands that parents and families need realistic practical guidance for maintaining their lives without stress. Margaret has coached and mentored families for over 20 years. She is an author & speaker, and believes parent & family support is essential. Mentally healthy parents with the right skills raise mentally healthy children.

You Can Handle This.

You Can Handle This.

You are not alone. Your situation is no one's fault. Behavior disorders are disabilities!
Troubled children need a very different parenting approach than 'normal' kids.

Care for yourself first, then set new goals:
1. Physical and emotional safety for all
2. Acceptance of the way things are
3. Family balance, meet the needs of all
4. One step at a time, one day at a time

Practical Guide for Parents

Practical Guide for Parents

A guide with practical steps for reducing stress at home and successfully raising a troubled child. You use the same proven techniques as mental health and other professionals. It starts by taking care of your wellbeing first, then taking an entirely different approach to parenting.
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