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How We Change Lives

Every parent who comes to Changes is unique, and yet many new parents find other attendees who are going through very similar issues with their children. You can find out more about how Changes works from our philosophy page.

Read what some parents say about Changes

I was a basket case when we joined Changes. Our son was using drugs, dealing drugs, and failing school. The group helped me by confronting me about the ways in which I was enabling our son to continue his destructive behavior and they suggested changes I needed to make.
— father of a 15-year-old son

The Changes approach is practical and solution-oriented. I no longer feel like a victim. My kids are not "fixed", but our situation is improved, and I have peace in my home.
— mother of a 17-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter

I found a community of people who could not only relate to what we were going through, but offer helpful advice that worked.
— mother of a 19-year-old son

My team recommended a technique that I wasn't comfortable with. At their suggestion, I tried it just once. It worked! It made a huge difference in my relationship with my son.
— mother of a 44-year-old son

People at Changes are supportive. While teachers, counselors and law enforcement often blame parents, Changes parents listen with understanding and are available to lend a hand (or shoulder) during crisis situations.
— mother of a 17-year-old son

At Changes, I learned to stop blaming myself for past mistakes; to let go of the idea that if I just found the right thing to say or do, my son would make better choices. I realize now that my son's life and his choices are his to make.
— mother of a 18-year-old son

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