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And Now It Gets Interesting
After 21 long months, Jack has returned to live with us and resume his life experience beyond treatment programs. On September 5, 2015 I took him to Open Sky Wilderness Therapy where he spent 80 days working through some of the issues that contributed to hi...

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Still Trying to Recover
It's been about eight months since we sent Jack to Open Sky. That event was the most stressful experience of my life. The entire time he was in wilderness the anxiety over his situation lessened, little by little. I was encouraged that eventually I would re...

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Matt got "Gooned"
Early this week another family we know sent their son to wilderness. Matt, 16 years old, had been doing drugs, leaving the house without revealing his intentions or whereabouts and exhibiting threatening and abusive behavior towards his family. He is going ...

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Values and Decision Making
When your son or daughter goes to Open Sky Wilderness the expectation is that the family will do as much therapeutic work as the kids. The concept is referred to as a "parallel path". The premise is that a family cannot expect their child to mature and grow...

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Values and Decision Making
When your son or daughter goes to Open Sky Wilderness the expectation is that the family will do as much therapeutic work as the kids. The concept is referred to as a "parallel path". The premise is that a family cannot expect their child to mature and grow...

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Future Tripping
We spent a few days last week in Montana hanging out with Jack. Lindsay went on Sunday so she could attend "Parent Workshop", a three-day gathering comprised of lectures, therapy sessions and time with the kids. She and Jack were able to spend their afterno...

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Long Overdue Update
It's been a while since I last posted on our family's journey. I think that's because it felt to me like there wasn't much to say. Reports from school, and what we gather from Jack in our weekly phone call, are that he is doing pretty well. There are the us...

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Productive Frustration
Jack has been at Montana Academy for about 10 weeks now and by all accounts things have been going pretty well. He has adjusted to the surroundings and structure of the facility and has been very happy with his social interactions. The social piece is Jack'...
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