No parent wants to receive that dreaded phone call from the police informing them that their child has been arrested. It seems like the end of the world. Moreover, you may conclude that your child has ruined their life, and that all of your hard work in raising them has been for naught.
So cry, get angry, vent. That’s normal. However, after you have collected yourself, there are some definite things you can do to help your child and work toward a positive outcome of what is, admittedly, an unpleasant situation for everyone. What can you do?