Did you ever grow up under less-then-stellar circumstances?
Did you ever wish your family life had been different?
Many of you would probably answer yes (although it’s not true for everyone). Or perhaps you are raising kids and it is more challenging than you ever thought it would be, especially if they are in their adolescent years!
Parenting is extremely challenging in today’s environment; of course, it’s been challenging since the beginning of time. Life now is complicated with issues like teen depression, suicides (completed and attempted), a lot of distress, and substance use. Today we live with social media and technology, something that was not as common years ago. All of our technological advances bring increasing layers of stress to our daily lives, both for our kids and ourselves. In today’s world, both parents have jobs, careers, often take care of aging parents, and still need to parent their own kids effectively.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.