The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.

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Jan Charters
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Rob Charters
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Gary Charters
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Scott Charters
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Kristen Marsh
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Max Wiley
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Cindy
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Darlene Marsh
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Tim
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Lloyd
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Bess Dawson
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Barbara Wiley
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A rebellious 17 year old is increasingly getting into trouble, doing drugs, and hiding events from his parents. As things spiral further out of control, his parents turn to an organization called "Toughlove" for help. There they learn that it sometimes is necessary to turn your back on your child and allow him to accept the consequences of his actions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You've always done your best with your kids, and for your kids. But when your best isn't enough...that's the time to do your worst. See more »

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Gary Charters: I have one question: Why are you way over there?
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It is not easy to be parents
29 July 1999 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the classroom. I am doubting about the parental style of the parents. However, I still not be a parent so I can not say anything. I think more and more parents meet the situation but not know how to face it. I do not think it is the best way as the movie show but it can let you think how to face your teenage child.


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