How to Give Your Teen Freedom With Boundaries

As teens start to push boundaries and demand more freedom and independence, it can be hard to find that fine line between giving them the freedom they want and ensuring they are sticking to healthy boundaries. It’s the rare parent who will be able to find the instant fix. Most of us will need to […]

Does Music and Youtube Influencers Impact Teen Behavior

There’s no doubt that today’s teens spend countless hours on YouTube. Whether they’re looking for music, watching game walk-throughs, or watching influencers, teens tend to spend more time on YouTube than they do on other websites or apps. As a parent, should you be concerned? There has long been the thought that violence in video […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Centers

Getting a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in your teen can be all at once overwhelming and bring a sense of relief. You may not yet know how to assure your teen gets on the right behavioral path, but there is a sense of relief from knowing there is a reason for the way […]

Keeping Your Family Connected With Family Meetings

How often do you and your family sit down to just talk and truly listen? You may feel like your family is constantly together, with running errands, school drop-offs, and pickups, weekend trips for recitals, or sporting event games. But in truth, this time doesn’t always give most families the time to connect, listen, feel […]

How to Deal with Teens Behavior During Holidays

It would be nice to think that the anger, rudeness, and bad attitudes from your teen would take a break during the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are often touted as the ideal time for families to come together for happiness, good cheer, and plenty of opportunities to make lovely new memories. […]

How Does RAD Impact Parenting Styles

No two children are alike, and our parenting styles need to slightly adapt to the needs of each child. If you have a child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD), there are additional challenges to adjust to. RAD can be characterized by an inability of a child or teen to establish a strong and healthy attachment […]

What Can Parents Do When Teens Are Violent?

When you’re faced with violence of any kind, it can be overwhelming and shocking. It can leave you speechless and breathless. However, when the violent behavior occurs in your own home and comes from your teen, it can be beyond overwhelming. You could find yourself going through a range of new emotions, including denial, and […]

Where to Turn When Nothing Else Works for Your Out of Control Teen

Being a parent can be overwhelming, and your out-of-control teen may leave you feeling beyond overwhelmed. You’ve tried setting down firm household rules; you’ve metered out appropriate consequences; you’ve tried therapy, and so much more. What next? A teen that is out of control can take a significant toll on the lives of everyone around […]

8 Ways to Implement Better Family Routines

When your children were babies and toddlers, you knew just how important routine was for all of you. They needed to eat at a certain time, nap at a certain time, and go to bed at a certain time. If anything got wonky in their routine, it could cause chaos for the whole day. Having […]

How to Choose the Right Therapeutic Boarding School

A therapeutic boarding school can offer a world of benefits for a struggling teen. While some parents may be hesitant to send their teen to a boarding school, the majority find that their teens can better address the behavioral and mental wellness concerns. Therapeutic boarding schools offer your teen the ability to keep their education […]