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Parents Grow Stronger Together

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A couple of months before seeking Arbor Circle's in-home family services, the 14 year old teen was constantly fighting with her parents. She stayed out late and rebelled against even the smallest parental request. She often skipped school and her grades were quickly going downhill. Her parents suspected she was drinking and putting herself at risk when she was out with her friends. The stress of dealing with her put stress on their relationship. They couldn't find anything positive about her behavior and were completely burnt out and had given up hope.

Coming to Arbor Circle, the family was skeptical about how in-home services could help them. As they worked with the therapist, the parents gained more insight about the reasons behind the teen's behavior. As support was given to them, their stress level was reduced and hope was restored. As a result, they became more of a parent team. The parent’s relationship became stronger and the family began to spend positive time together again. Mom was able to talk about the positives in her daughter, including her sense of humor and desire to help others. The daughter continued to make improvements in home and school. The family began to work together to resolve each new challenge.