Parent Coaching - with Heather Ross - Ep 10
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Two moms talk about how they've managed their own lives while trying to support their kids struggling with substances. Beth chats with Heather Ross, who was her and Jan's parenting life coach last year, and who has an amazing podcast called Living With Addiction.


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Heather Ross - Life Coaching for Parents of Addicted Teens:

Here is our life coach Heather Ross’s Living With Addiction podcast episode that is mentioned, on which you can hear Beth, Jan, and Joey as her guests.  Subscribe to her podcast to listen to her other episodes too!

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Here are some resources for teens and others who are struggling right now:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 800-273-8255 - 24/7

Lifeline Chat: - 24/7

Teen Line: call 310-855-HOPE   6-10pm PST  Or text TEEN to 839863  Talk to other trained teens

Youthline:  call 877-968-8491   4-10pm PST   Or text Teen2Teen to 839863.

Need2Text: text TALK to 38255    24/7

And here are some resources for therapy, coaching, and counseling:

Find a Tele-Therapist:

Miguel Rosell - Guided Core Integration:

Heather Ross - Life Coaching for Parents of Addicted Teens:


2:05 What is life coaching?

2:50 Parents can’t stop their kid from using substances

7:30 How to deal with parental guilt about the past

10:47 How to deal with parental anxiety about the future

13:14 Heather’s history with her daughter and life coaching

17:10 Parental support that Beth experienced (or not)

20:40 Beth taking care of Beth so she could take care of Joey

22:04 Parent coaching can help every relationship

24:05 How Beth’s and Heather’s kids want to help others with our podcasts

26:58 Heather’s experience with AA and Alanon

28:00 Releasing judgment for families with struggling teens

31:50 The self-coaching model that Heather uses - Think/Feel/Act cycle

36:40 How to find Heather Ross Coaching

37:10 How to find any life coach in general - Life Coach School

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