You are still making a difference in my life. Tough weekend with TJ (now 12). I was at the end of my rope. He was just being a monster toward everyone in the house. I started marching down the hallway to lay into him and I had a thought, “What would Barb do?” I calmly knocked on his door. He allowed me to enter. I sat down and simply said, “What’s going on, buddy? You don’t seem very happy.” I remembered your stories. I sat, and I waited. I waited a while. He said a couple of things. I parroted them back. And eventually, out it came. Struggling with some social stuff at school. Had been building up. All the tension left the room. He was a completely different person. Changed the dynamic of the entire family for the rest of the day. At the end of the night, he came up to me, gave me a huge hug and said, “Thanks for talking to me mom. I really needed to talk to someone. I feel so much better.” I give the good Lord credit for putting the thought into my head, but I give you credit for teaching me the best parenting techniques I’ve ever encountered. Thank you!

Family from Saline, MI
Ann F.MomSaline, MI