The tremendous impact of a parent's attitudes and behavior upon a growing child has been emphasized repeatedly by psychologists. Indeed, a parent's influence often carries over into a child's later years, leaving an indelible mark upon his personality.

This influence can be for the good, as when a child grows into a mature and happy adult, or for the bad, as when the child grows into a confused outsider.

This is the story of an impressionable teenage boy whose relationship with his mother threatens to leave indelible marks on his personality if the potentially dangerous situation in which he finds himself is not changed. His mother refuses to let go, and the boy, feeling everything his mother does must be right, allows her to lead him down a forbidden path. But who is to say they are wrong?

GOING DOWN WITH MOM-a shocking story, certainly, but one which should be told.

-The Publisher