Drugs and alcohol are robbing our children of their potential and in some instances, their lives. Adolescent addiction is a very serious problem. As parents, we need to be aware of the pitfalls that our children face when traversing through adolescence; a difficult and confusing period in their lives at best.
"I used to think God gave us a lump of clay to mold, paint, fire and then send out into the world. After three children, I've learned that we receive a completed vessel and we're lucky if we can slap some paint on before it's time to leave us! I wish I had known about temperament differences years ago because the information assures us that children are born with individual traits that are not there because of something we did wrong as parents." -Wendy, mother of a spirited child