It seemed like every time “Nyomi” and her mom talked it turned into an argument. At first they just disagreed about little things throughout the day, but as Nyomi got older the arguments grew more and more intense. From her mom’s rules to Nyomi’s choices, they didn’t see eye to eye on much of anything. One day their anger led to a physical altercation.
Nyomi’s mom heard about Second Story for Teens in Crisis and reached out in an effort to improve her relationship with her daughter. Nyomi came to the teen shelter hoping to better understand her own emotions. The counselors helped Nyomi reflect on her choices and process her feelings while Nyomi’s mom learned more about parenting skills. Together, Nyomi and her mom went to family counseling to work on their communication. They left with tools to heal their relationship and make home a better place each of them.