Parenting Support - Just for You

The SPS Blog — Just for You — contains practical coaching tips and advise for parents of teens and young adults. (PS: There's tons of good info for any parent who wants to learn, grow and hone their parenting skills.)


If your teen is like 95% of the families we help, they are adamant about asserting their “independence”, usually defined by slammed doors and proclamations that they need to be free to do what they want, but for all practical purposes, they are still pretty dependent on parents in most areas of day-to-day living. Therefore, you still have some influence.

From small anxieties like having the toilet paper run out to big anxieties about our health and the health of our loved ones, it’s a challenging time for all of us. Many of the teenagers and young adults that are in treatment, already have a heightened level of anxiety and hypervigilant reactions to that anxiety. So learning how to manage our own anxiety becomes even more important so we don’t intensify the worries of our loved ones.

Parenting Your Teen During a Pandemic

  • Hilary Moses
  • Mar 26, 2020

With an eye on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the psychology pyramid that guides people toward living a life that is more purposeful, we want to remind families that while everything feels out of control, there are plenty of areas in which we do still have some personal agency.

Hilary shares her perspective on the evolution of wilderness therapy, from her roots as a wilderness therapist a few decades, ago, to her current role as a parent coach and co-owner of Solutions Parenting Support. Hilary shares her insights on what's working, what's changing, and what parents need to do to prepare for wilderness therapy.