How To Help Your Teenager Control Their Raging Hormones

We know that the teenage years can come with plenty of mood swings, but as parents, is there anything that we can do to help our teens level out? The short answer: sort of. Yes, there are things that you can do as a parent to help your troubled teen make it through their mood […]

What To Do When Your Troubled Teen Stonewalls You

It’s disheartening when your troubled teen starts to pull away from you and spend more time alone. To you, they’re the same kid that they’ve always been. For them, though, adolescence is a weird time. They’re thrust into it whether they like it or not, and they need to deal with their new hormones and […]

Setting Up Curfew for Your Troubled Son

Setting an agreed-upon curfew for your teenager is an effective way to help them learn how to respect boundaries and rules. In doing so, you’re enabling your teen to make responsible decisions that will lead them to be more aware of their surroundings and make better choices. But there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it […]

The Effects of Social Media on Teenage Mental Health

Life as a teenager is much different today than it was even a decade or two ago. For many parents today, we remember when the internet first became accessible and when we got our first cell phone. Chances are, that first cell phone was laughably basic by today’s standards. It could be used for phone […]

Why Does My Teenager Only Listen After I Lose My Temper

We’ve all been there. You tell your kids to clean up after themselves. You give them plenty of polite reminders. Then the reminders become a little more firm. Then comes the threat of consequences if they don’t clean up after themselves. The frustration builds. Then it all becomes too much, and you lose it. You […]

When It’s Time To Step In When Your Teenager’s Friends are Bad Influences

As a parent, it can be tough to watch our children start to grow up and change from kids to teenagers. The little kid who always wanted to be around us, even when we just wanted some alone time, starts to withdraw and wants more time alone too. Rather than spending most of their time […]

Why Family Routines Are Good For Troubled Teens

The Gottman Institute, a leading institution on family and couples’ therapy, defines shared meaning as “Enriching your relationship by creating an inner life together–a culture rich with symbols and rituals.” When you establish a routine for your family, you’re helping create shared meaning and are building your relationship with your troubled teen. Using the latest […]

Behavioral Therapy Techniques You Can Try At Home For Your Teen And Substance Abuse

If you are a parent of a child who struggles with substance abuse, this article will help you understand what addiction is. You will also discover some techniques from behavior modification therapy that you can try at home with your troubled teen struggling with substance abuse. Because substance abuse is complex and life-threatening, please seek […]

Behavioral Therapy Techniques You Can Try At Home For Your Teen With Gaming Addiction

If you have a son with an addiction to gaming, this article will help you. This article provides information about signs to look out for in terms of addiction. It also offers some behavior modification therapy techniques that you can try with your troubled teen. Although these techniques are helpful, please do not use them […]

Behavioral Therapy Techniques You Can Try At Home For Your Teen With Eating Disorders

“I want to leave this place knowing / i did something with my body / other than trying to / make it look perfect” -Rupi Kaur, Home Body Using research on eating disorders, this article will help you under the signs of eating disorders in your teen. It will also help you discover behavioral modification […]