When children go missing, parents are often tormented with guilt. Even if a child is snatched by a stranger in broad daylight, parents blame themselves because they couldn’t prevent the unimaginable.
For parents of runaways, self-accusation and guilt can be compounded. Was there something we should have noticed in our child? Were there warning signs?
Adolescence is synonymous with emotional turbulence. How do we differentiate healthy rebellion from potentially serious issues?