Single Moms of Sons: Turning Violence and Aggression to Control and Compassion

Sometimes, no matter how much care and attention a single mother can give her son, there are times where a teenage boy’s nature overcomes the nurturing, leaving the son to turn to violence and aggression. Even worse, when a teenage boy turns to violence and aggression, it can be difficult to help shift boys toward […]

Parents + Prevention: Your Active, Crucial Role in Teen Suicide Prevention

It’s a topic that many parents would prefer not to touch but we can no longer ignore suicide especially among teens. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents aged 15-19 years. The good news is that parents can take an active role in […]

2019 Shocking Statistics on Bullying

More parents, educators, and professionals who work with troubled youth are talking about bullying and its impact on adolescents. Yet, if the current statistics on bullying are any indication, there is still a long way to go when it comes to bullying. Illuminating Statistics On Bullying There is unfortunately a lot of available statistics on […]

How Do You Control a Rebellious Teenager?

Parenting can be difficult enough with your average teen who is learning to become a responsible young adult. But for parents of rebellious and out-of-control teens, protecting your teen from harmful things is that much more difficult. Most parents who have contacted our residential treatment center for teen boys have expressed their frustration with their […]

Raising Hard Workers: Tips for Helping Lazy Teens Be Productive

It can seem like every time you take your eye off of your teen, they are playing on their phone or taking their fifth nap that day. Lazy teens are nothing new, but it can seem like there is even more to distract modern teens from the things they should be doing. Here at Liahona […]

Why Behavior Modification Works With Troubled Teens

Struggling teens can display a range of troubling behaviors, ranging from aggression to compulsive lying and delinquency. If teens are unable to change these behaviors with the help of their parents and local resources, it may be time to consider a behavioral modification program. Behavior Modification Addresses The Root Problems A behavior modification addresses the […]

When You’ve Decided Your Teen’s ‘Back To School’ Will Be Different

By the time most parents consider sending their teen to a boarding school for troubled teens, often that teen has been expelled from at least one school before. And no matter what promises were made by the teen to shape up over the summer, it’s the same old story—calls from family and friends about the […]

Values & Standards: Help Teens Set & Standby Them

Something that many parents mention to us as their teenage sons graduate from our boarding school for troubled teens is that the parents wish they had emphasized the right values and standards more with their struggling teens. In most cases, these teens had known their families values when they were younger, but without reinforcement and […]

5 Practical Ways to Teach Your Kids the Right Values

Teaching your children the right values sets them up for success as adults. It is perhaps one of the most important lessons parents can instil in their children, and contributes to creating compassionate, well-rounded members of society. However, the task of teaching values is sometimes viewed as subjective or abstract. Here are five practical ways […]

What To Do About Your Teen’s Bad Friends

Every parent dreads the idea that their child will fall in with the wrong crowd because they know that it can be incredibly difficult to detach a teen from their bad friends. Some parents eventually opt to send their teen to a boarding school for troubled teens to pry their teenager away from negative influences. […]