We so often think kids don’t see or recognize addiction. We underestimate how much children have witnessed and understood. There are many little steps you can take with your children to begin to be the parent they need and the parent you want to be. It begins with talking to them about addiction, recovery practices, and finding new ways of connecting. Claudia Black offers mothers and fathers a language in which to talk with their kids of any age about drugs and alcohol. The purpose of discussing addiction is not for them to immediately accept what you say, or suddenly forgive you. The purpose is that you’re heard, so that your children will take the information, digest it, and make sense out of it for themselves. Throughout this presentation are five young people, ages seven to twenty-two, expressing common thoughts and attitudes relating to being in an addictive family system.
For more information or to purchase this DVD, visit the Claudia Black Library at Central Recovery Press.
- addictive relationships
- alcohol addiction
- chemical dependency
- drug addiction