ADHD vs. Childhood Trauma

In the United States, around six million children are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Nearly two-thirds of those children also have other emotional, psychological, or behavioral disorders, and are more likely to have experienced childhood traumatic stress. Children who experienced childhood trauma are often diagnosed with ADHD. Many of the symptoms of childhood […]

Help, My Teen Is an Addict! How Long It Takes to Break Addiction

It’s a scary feeling to realize that your teen is an addict. You worry about what will become of your child, and you want to do everything possible to help them. You know it’s necessary to get your teen into an addiction treatment program, but you may not be sure what to expect. Here at […]

How You And Your Teenager Can Support Good Mental Health During Coronavirus

The coronavirus has upended people’s lives across the globe. Teenagers in particular are vulnerable to the changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus, as they are already trying to manage their own changing realities. Combine that with the online learning that most teens now are engaged in with their loss of in-person connection with […]

9 Ways Keep Your Teenager Productive During a Quarantine

No one expected the severity of the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19. However, with schools shutting down and Stay At Home or Shelter In Place orders affecting various areas in America, parents are suddenly stuck in the same house as their bored teenagers. After a few days, parents may wish their teens attended boarding school. […]

Understanding Teenage Video Game Addiction

While a liking for video games isn’t an immediate red flag, many of the troubled teenage boys who attend Liahona Treatment Center were avid video game players. And some teens take their passion for video games to a darker, more addictive place. Now, even calling video games addictive can be controversial. Some people and organizations […]

With Schools Closing, Will My Teen Graduate On Time?

All across America, public schools have shut their doors and moved everything online to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While most kids initially were thrilled to do their schooling online and in pajamas, not only has the shine rubbed off for many of them as school work is harder without a […]

How Music Can Affect Teenage Behavior

Most people wouldn’t try to dispute the power of music. We like to listen to upbeat music to workout or pump ourselves up or sad songs when we’re feeling down. But, beyond these surface-level emotional influences, music can have a far greater impact, particularly on teenagers. And it makes sense when you think about it—troubled […]

5 Things to Do When Your Teenage Son’s Behavior Becomes Out-of-Hand

The teenage years are when children start to flex their independence and figure out who they are outside of their families. Unfortunately, this process often brings teens into conflict with their parents and guardians, though in many cases, this conflict can be resolved with some work to help teenagers grow safely. However, not all teens […]

Quit While You’re Ahead: Teen Vaping Addict Imploring Others to Stop

In recent years, the number of teenagers who have used e-cigarettes and other vaping products has risen astronomically. There has also been an increase in teens for whom vaping was a slippery slope into other troubling behaviors and end up attending a residential treatment center for troubled teens. Yet, many teens still buy into the […]

The Real ‘Why’ Behind the Weed: Why Many Teens Turn to Marijuana

Whether you support the legalization of marijuana or not, most parents can get behind the idea that children and teens should not be using any marijuana products. For one thing, it is illegal for people under 21 to use marijuana, even in states that have legalized the recreational use of weed. But even worse, substance […]