Excerpt: People who are emotionally unhealthy and without good coping mechanisms can make bad choices, choices that can harm, whether it’s self-medication with drugs and alcohol or choosing bad relationships. I know I can’t control what my kids do when they grow up, but I feel I have an important role to play. I can model good coping skills to the best of my ability. I can share my own feelings and how I deal with them. I can talk about the times I’ve made mistakes, or when I’ve been afraid or anxious and how I handled it. I can teach them about boundaries.