WHERE TO FIND HELP
I wish this was a longer or more definitive list, but as I mentioned in the introduction, I didn't find much out there when I went looking for help. However, these sources are ones I can say I have used and found beneficial.
Carol Maxym, Ph.D., and Leslie York, M.A. (February 2000). Teens in Turmoil: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents, and Their Families. ISBN: 0140286039. The authors present advice for recognizing problem situations and handling them either on your own or with help from others. Leslie York is the parent of a "teen in turmoil." Dr. Maxym is also an educational consultant with a web site of her own: http://www.drcmaxym.com.
Deborah Spungen. (August 1996). And I Don't Want to Live This Life. ISBN: 0449911411. Deborah Spungen's honest biography of her daughter Nancy (murdered by singer Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols) was gritty and a bit hard to take, but it was reassuring to read about her emotional responses and her many attempts to help her child.
Ruth Bell Graham and Gigi Graham Tchividjian. (July 1999). Prodigals and Those Who Love Them. ISBN: 080105897X. This book was reassuring to me if only because Ruth Bell Graham is the wife of a