We can continue doing the same thing expecting different results, or we can change the approach and get to the root cause of the problem.
For 16 years I have been working on that root cause of negative juvenile issues (that’s a pleasant way to refer to this devastating behavior). What I discovered led to the solution. Not a solution, but the solution. It’s not working with he child – it’s working with the child’s parents. The parents are the cause of the child’s bad behavior.
Of course, parents don’t want the child they brought into this world to become a world-class menace to their family, to their school and progressing to their community and to law enforcement. They just don’t know what to do when they realize their child is on the menace-track. They don’t know what to do, and we know exactly what to do. We teach parents what to do, in a calm way, to defuse and redirect a child’s behavior, in every situation, every time it’s needed.
We have proven that when loving, but besieged, parents are given a path toward reversing the behavior of their child, they grab it. With determination, they stick with it. It’s not easy, it’s hard, until the behavior has changed – and it will change. And a new normal family life emerges.
Our success is measured by the testimonies we receive – long, well-written, heart-felt testimonies. Years of testimonies, put together, don’t challenge the length of “War and Peace” – yet. But each one is a chapter, many eye-moistening, in a family’s new life.
It’s not surprising that the Sheriff of the largest city in America (in area) enthusiastically endorses Extreme Family Makeover. He has a vested interest; he and their children will never meet.
Jacksonville’s Sheriff has been joined by the Duval, Clay and Nassau County School Districts. Teachers and counselors in those school districts can inform and recommend the services of OEP to their student’s parents.
The Parent Help Center is the operations part of OEP. That’s the organization I’ve spent the last 16 years of my life working to build and hone to the point where 10 or 10,000 parents can start on the journey to become Extreme Family Makeover – at the same time.