The subject is a tough one. It is filled with lots of damage and darkness, and has touched the lives of most Americans – in some way – directly or indirectly. We are going to shine a light on the subject, and give hope and encouragement for the future. Toxic Parenting usually involves some sort of abuse, which is more widespread than we have realized. Can you think of someone who has experienced toxic parenting? Maybe yourself, or someone in your circle of family and friends. Rick Johnson helps us with this delicate, yet powerful subject. He is the author of 12 books on parenting, family issues, and marriage. He is a nationally-known speaker and conference leader, and has delivered helpful and hopeful messages to tens of thousands of people all across America.
Significant changes in our modern culture have had a major impact on our family structure and function. Family disruption and financial struggles have affected the Boomers in a big way, and have changed our relationships with our kids and grandkids. Some Boomers are called upon to provide daycare more than they thought they would, some have their kids and grandkids living with them, and a surprising number of Boomers are actually raising their grandkids. Talk about a surprise! Here are some thoughts on what’s happening, and what you can do if it is happening to you.