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Build a happier family by being a proactive parent.

Get simple, effective parenting resources to help your teenagers thrive and protect them from substance abuse.

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Few things are as important as being the best parent you can be. Especially when your child’s well-being, and maybe their life, are at stake. Sadly, teenage substance abuse has become an epidemic. Therefore, we focus on prevention rather than waiting until your child’s life—and yours—has come apart. Being proactive in your parenting will help the entire family!

PACES for Parents will help you prevent problems before they occur:

  • Preparation - Become proactive and prepared to protect your kids from substance abuse.
  • Awareness - Be aware of what your kids are going through and challenges they face.
  • Connection - Deepen and strengthen your relationship with your son or daughter.
  • Education - Equip your kids to deal with life issues and situations they will face.
  • Steps - Build a plan to help them become the man or woman they are meant to be.

We integrate emotional, spiritual, personal, and recovery principles into easy-to-understand steps anyone can take. As you put these concepts into practice, your child will not only be safer, they will be happier as well!

Our material is based on proven, research-based principles. Parents are busy, so we’ve done the work for you. You can learn practical, how-to techniques at your pace in the confidentiality of your home. No matter what is going on in your family, you can protect your child from addiction and help them lead a happier life. You can be part of the Prevention Movement!

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It’s hard to be a teenager.
Help them help themselves.

Perhaps your relationship with your child is not what it was. They have changed, don’t talk as much and do things you are worried about. You’re afraid, and you don’t know how to connect with them anymore.

You can make a difference in the life of your teenager. PACES for Parents is a collection of online videos, podcasts and articles packed with lessons learned from real-life experience and proven research to help you help your teenager make better decisions as they mature into an adult.

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Benefits for You and Your Teenager

Increased Awareness

Become more aware of where your teen is heading and the challenges they face.

Deepened Relationships

Strengthen your connection with your son or daughter and be there for them.

Equipped Teenagers

Educate your kids with skills to deal with life issues and situations they may face.

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We've Been There and We Can Help

"I have personally dealt with substance abuse as a teenager and as a parent of a son who struggled with drugs and alcohol. Research shows that 90% of people with a substance problem began using before the age of 18. But there's good news! According to Children's MD, 80% of teens say their parents are the biggest influence on their decision to drink. We have done the research for you to identify the most effective things you can do to help your kids. Too many teenagers are being hurt, or worse, and families are being torn apart. Don't make the mistakes that I and too many Moms and Dads have made. Become a proactive parent!"

-Steve Ward, Founder and Executive Director


“It was very informative and practical. It gave me a lot to think about and I learned intentional ways to be a better parent.”


“Highly recommend this to everyone—so much insight and great information regarding teenage substance abuse and the heart journey for all those touched by addiction.”


"This is the beginning of a powerful, wonderful message, not just for folks in the middle of dangerous addiction, but even for the parent who does not fear this for their child.”

How Proactive Parenting Works

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Practical insights and easy-to-understand techniques to become the parent you are meant to be.

Select What You Need

No matter what your kids are going through, we have content and training for what to do next.

Step Forward With a Plan

Help your teenager become the man or woman they are meant to be and feel good about steps you're taking.

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Resources for Organizations

If your organization includes or reaches parents, you can provide life-changing training and a wonderful benefit program for them. It's easy to implement, and you can add value to those parents and help prevent addiction and other serious issues from affecting their family.

Online Resources for Parents

PACES for Parents is a collection of online resources that help you take practical steps to help your teenager.

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Workshops for Parents

Arrange for virtual or in-person Proactive Parenting seminars with valuable lessons taught by Steve Ward.

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Coaching for Parents

Request confidential coaching and one-on-one guidance from Steve Ward to help parents get through the teen years.

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What Makes Our Program Different?

We understand your worries, because we’ve been there, and we’ve worked with hundreds of parents who have been there too. And since we are a nonprofit ministry, all proceeds are used to serve others.

No matter what is going on in your family, you can protect your child from addiction and help them lead a happier life. That is our guarantee. Join other parents and become part of the Prevention Movement!

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Find out if your teenager may be struggling with personal, mental, or substance abuse issues.

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