Communication Tips for De-escalating Conflict with Difficult Teenagers

There are some simple ways to improve communication with teens. The catch is, your teen has to want to communicate with you. If you have a difficult, defiant teen, who is itching to fight with you, communicating with them can be far more challenging. To help you overcome communication barriers with your combative teen, our […]

Co-parenting a Troubled Teen in Need of a Therapeutic Boarding Program

Co-parenting children after divorce is already difficult, even in amicable divorces. But when you are struggling with a troubled teen who needs to attend a therapeutic boarding school program to receive the help they need, co-parenting can become even more difficult. If you have been considering sending your teen to a residential treatment center or […]

Why We Recommend Long-Term Residential Treatment For Troubled Teens

Parents of teens engaging in risky behaviors are often confronted with the decision to choose between short-term treatment for their troubled teens or long-term treatment at a residential treatment center. There are benefits to both options. If you are wondering which type of treatment is right for your troubled teenager, Liahona Treatment Center is here […]

My Teen Son is Vaping Behind My Back, What Do I Do?

While e-cigarettes have been helpful to adults looking to quit smoking, it is alarming how quickly vaping has caught on with teenagers. From 2017 to 2019, the number of high schoolers who are vaping has doubled. Many people attribute the spike in teen usage to the tasty vapor liquids and the false claim that vaping—also […]

Cyberbullying Awareness: National Block It Out Day

Bullying used to be something that required you to be in the presence of the bully for it to happen. Yet with the rise of technology, a bully can invade your home, and their target is likely to be your child. As most teens—and many younger children—use social media, the impact of cyberbullying has grown, […]

How Long Do You Endure a Teen’s Behavior Before Seeking a Troubled Teen School for Help

Often it can be difficult for parents to deciding to send their troubled teens to a therapeutic boarding school or residential treatment center. Some parents will try to put it off for as long as possible. These parents will continue to—rightfully—seek other methods of treatment. But what do you do if the other methods of […]

Sending a Teen to a Therapeutic Boarding School Before the Holiday Season Begins

When it comes to sending a teen away to a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens right before the holiday season gets underway, it can be tough to make that call. There will be questions from family and friends, and the high emphasis on family togetherness during the holidays can make your decision difficult to […]

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 […]