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“Life is managed – not cured.”

Is your family life in chaos due to the behavior of

your child?

Is your child displaying any of the following self-destructive



  • Family Conflict
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Withdrawn From Family
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Manipulative
  • Lying – Stealing
  • Lack of Motivation
  • “I hate you,” attitude
  • “You can’t make me,” attitude
  • Substance Abuse
  • Skipping School
  • School Suspensions
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Legal Problems
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Gang Involvement


Why do bright, intelligent young people,

who have everything going for them, embark upon a journey

of self-destruction? Why do they purposely hurt the people

who love them most?

Your childs destructive behaviors

are most likely symptoms of an underlying issue, disorder,

addiction, or trauma. Rather than address the symptom it is

extremely important that the core issue is identified and

managed. Wiping your nose doesn’t make your cold go away.

It’s merely a temporary fix until you must grab for another


Many kids behave the way they

do because of payoffs. It may be difficult to see any positive

payoff that your child may derive from their destructive behaviors

but an understanding of the core issue can clarify the reasons

for specific behaviors.

Once the core issue has been

identified then the appropriate steps can be taken to find

your child and family the help that will address the the underlying


Children with certain behavior disorders

are cognitively incapable of comprehending the consequences

that may occur from an action. The correct intervention can

help a child manage his behavior in a positive way.

Low self esteem is a core issue

behind many negative behaviors. Re-establishing a healthy

self-image is vital to long term positive performance. Be

sure that whatever intervention that you do choose instills

life long positive change by dealing with the core issues.

Many parents choose to pursue

interventions that address the symptoms only. Attacking the

symptoms will drive the destructive behaviors underground

– to resurface at a later date. This approach wastes valuable

time and resources and may even make things worse.

The Family Compass brings together

a vast collection of resources that will help families find

their bearings. Including informational articles and books,

hotlines and helplines, advice, a directory of related websites,

how-tos, recommendations, support, and much more.

For any questions – call 1-866-490-3666

toll free. We have consultants waiting to take your call 24

hours a day/7 days a week – Call now!