Slogans that make parenting more serene

Sadly, most of us learn things the hard way, especially our kids.

June 1, 2017 21:39

Sobriety chip given given to Al-Anon or other 12-step group members to denote specified lengths of sobriety; on the back is the Serenity Prayer. Here, green is for six months of sobriety; purple is for nine months. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/JONN LEFFMANN)

For those of us working over the years in the field of addiction alongside parents and their teenage and young-adult children, one of the most important things we can recommend to parents is attending regular All-Anon meetings.

Al-Anon groups are based on welcoming relatives and friends of alcoholics and other substances who share their “experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.”


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