Friday, April 25, 2008

Sue Scheff - A Parents True Story - Learn from My Mistakes

My first book - "Wit's End!" will be released very shortly. It is not only a journey of what my daughter and I went through during her adolescents, it will offer parents and others that work with today's teens hope and inspiration.

I have become a voice in this so-called industry of teen-help and I am proud to say we have helped thousands of families at .

Making mistakes is part of life, but using your mistakes to help others is what matters most.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Darrington Academy, Teen Help, Carolina Springs Academy, Academy at Ivy Ridge, Royal Gorge, Lisa Irvin, Mark Peterson, Jane Hawley, WWASP, WWASPS etc.

Are you struggling with your teen or pre-teen? Considering outside treatment?

Take a moment to read "A Parent's True Story" and soon you can purchase "Wit's End!" which is where many parents feel when they are desperate with today's kids.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sue Scheff - "Wit's End!" Learn from my Mistakes, Gain from my knowledge

"Wit's End is the shockingly gripping story of parenting a troubled teen and how the author turned her mistakes -- and her relationship with her daughter -- around. This highly practical and prescriptive book includes all of the advice that the author now offers other parents who are at wit's end through her nationally recognized organization, Parents Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.). A much-needed guide to help parents navigate the choices and methods available to them and their child, this book also serves as a cautionary tale that will help parents empower themselves -– and their children -– toward healing. Wit's End is an action plan for parents to learn how to be active and empowered participants in their child's therapy.

As a single mother, Scheff offered her daughter Ashlyn gymnastics courses and the finest and most exclusive private schools -- striving to make up for a fatherless household. But when her beloved child became a teenager, everything changed.

Ashlyn embraced disturbing beliefs and behavior, made friends with a strange and maladjusted group at school, and refused to abide by rules. At times, Scheff believed her daughter would harm herself or others, if she didn't seek professional help for her daughter. In desperation, Scheff turned to a residential treatment facility to instill discipline into her daughter while providing her with therapy and structure. The exact opposite turned out to be the case.

After spending thousands of dollars and seeing troubling behavior in her child, she heard chilling stories of Ashlyn and classmates being kept in inhumane conditions, as well as of beatings, sexual abuse, forced starvation, neglect, and suicide. The daughter she had turned over to be helped by the residential treatment facility returned broken, depressed, and suicidal.

As Scheff struggled to find justice while fighting off lawsuits from the very institution that damaged Ashlyn, she found the strength and determination to found P.U.R.E. (Parents Universal Resource Experts.), an advocacy group that draws parents together and helps them find ways to protect their children from destructive influences, educating them about the issues their particular child and family faces and creating a safe environment to revive familial bonds.

Using the same criteria P.U.R.E. uses to research residential treatment centers around the world, Wit's End, provides positive, prescriptive help for families who want only to put their children on the road to a safe, healthy, happy, and independent adulthood.

A chilling and fascinating journey into a damaged family and its path toward renewal, his cautionary tale, coupled with advice the author learned "the hard way" shows how one woman and her daughter found common ground again by standing up to the system and listening to their shared instincts and fought for safe alternatives for themselves and began to heal -- an example that every family struggling with trauma can relate to."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Carolina Springs Academy - "A Parent's True Story" A Must Read for any Parent Considering Teen Help Programs

My true story is based on our experiences (my daughter and myself) with Carolina Springs Academy in Due West, SC.It seems that Carolina Springs Academy representatives are telling parents that my story is false and I lost in a lawsuit with them.

This continues in their pattern of misrepresentation in my opinion.I not only defeated them in a jury trial - I went on to defeat them in the Supreme Court of Appeals when they tried to appeal it!

Click here for more details.

Wit's End! coming soon - will give you our story, with my daughter's voice of her experiences at CSA.