Parents Checklist for Sending Their Son to a School for Troubled Teens

You’re considering sending your son to a school for troubled teens. Maybe you’ve already decided on a therapeutic boarding school. You want to be confident that this is the best choice for your teen, so that he can get the help he needs for his emotional, behavioral or mental health issues. You also want to […]

Addictions that Can Be Treated in a Residential Treatment Center

Addictions don’t just happen in a vacuum. First, there’s an underlying cause – some behavioral, emotional, or psychological issue that compels a person to escape into an addiction. Then, there’s the availability of the addictive substance or access to things that support the addictive behaviors. People can become addicted to substances, such as drugs or […]

Parents Can Use ‘World No Tobacco Day’ Teach Their Teens

There are many parents and educators who are under the false impression that teens are using less and less tobacco. While those who work at teen therapeutic boarding schools know better—tobacco use by teens is skyrocketing. Tobacco Use Among Tweens And Teen On The Rise The number of teens who smoke cigarettes and other more […]

Behavior Modification Programs Help Boys Aspire For College

Troubled teenage boys who are able to participate in a behavioral modification program are able to alter a number of troubling behaviors. As troubled teen boys change, their prior goal—or lack of goals—also change. In fact, with the help of a behavioral modification program, many parents are surprised that their previously unmotivated boys are both […]

If You Don’t Feel Depression Medication Is Enough For Your Son, Try A Residential Treatment Center

Depression is difficult to manage for an adult who has life skills to rely on as well as prescribed medication. So, it only makes sense that your son may need more than just his depression medication to help him overcome his depression. If your son has been struggling with his depression, instead of having his […]

Therapeutic Boarding Schools Help Replace Negative Influences with Positive Ones

When children are very young their role models are their parents, other family members, and caregivers. As children grow and venture out into the world as teenagers and young adults, teachers, coaches and peers also influence their lives. Role models are important because they help us to form our ethical and moral value systems. They […]

My Teenage Son Refuses to See A Therapist. What Are My Options?

Finding help for your troubled teenage son via therapy can be met with acceptance or refusal. Some teen boys will welcome the opportunity to meet with a therapist, but that is not always the case. If you tried everything you know to do to convince your soon to go to therapy, you may feel like […]

Structure and Support: A New Environment May Be What Your Struggling Son Needs

Parents of sons often meet challenges with their behavior. Boys tend to be troublemakers and often participate in self-destructive behavior like lying, defying authority, anger, and substance abuse. When this behavior begins to put themselves and others at risk, they may benefit from a residential treatment program for teen boys. With the right structure and […]

If I Suspect My Son Has A Drug Addiction, What Should I Do?

Suspecting that your son has a drug addiction is an incredibly hard place to be as a parent. There is the constant worry that if you ask them about it, and you are wrong, you could alienate your child. But on the other side, if you don’t ask and your son does have a substance […]

Caring For Your Troubled Teen’s Sibling

For parents of a troubled teen, finding the right solution for a struggling teen can become an all-consuming task. However, becoming completely wrapped up in one child can cause parents to accidentally neglect the needs of their other children. While the other children in the family can help their troubled sibling, it is critical that […]