With Schools Closing, Will My Teen Graduate On Time?

All across America, public schools have shut their doors and moved everything online to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While most kids initially were thrilled to do their schooling online and in pajamas, not only has the shine rubbed off for many of them as school work is harder without a […]

How Music Can Affect Teenage Behavior

Most people wouldn’t try to dispute the power of music. We like to listen to upbeat music to workout or pump ourselves up or sad songs when we’re feeling down. But, beyond these surface-level emotional influences, music can have a far greater impact, particularly on teenagers. And it makes sense when you think about it—troubled […]

5 Things to Do When Your Teenage Son’s Behavior Becomes Out-of-Hand

The teenage years are when children start to flex their independence and figure out who they are outside of their families. Unfortunately, this process often brings teens into conflict with their parents and guardians, though in many cases, this conflict can be resolved with some work to help teenagers grow safely. However, not all teens […]

6 Common Ways Troubled Teens Display Their Issues with Self-Identity

Teenagers often engage in a variety of behaviors as they try to figure out what they want to keep as part of their identity and what doesn’t work. This constant exploration can be funny at times when it leads to silly fads. However, the trouble comes when teens venture into troubling behaviors in their self-discovery. […]

Quit While You’re Ahead: Teen Vaping Addict Imploring Others to Stop

In recent years, the number of teenagers who have used e-cigarettes and other vaping products has risen astronomically. There has also been an increase in teens for whom vaping was a slippery slope into other troubling behaviors and end up attending a residential treatment center for troubled teens. Yet, many teens still buy into the […]

The Real ‘Why’ Behind the Weed: Why Many Teens Turn to Marijuana

Whether you support the legalization of marijuana or not, most parents can get behind the idea that children and teens should not be using any marijuana products. For one thing, it is illegal for people under 21 to use marijuana, even in states that have legalized the recreational use of weed. But even worse, substance […]

Pain in Plain Sight: Teen Mental Health Can Often Be Masked or Hidden

It can be tough as a parent to keep track of your teen’s moods. The teenage years are often characterized as a time of extreme moods-ecstatic with a new relationship, crushed because they didn’t make the team, enraged over tiny things, and other almost outrageous emotional outbursts. But actual mental health struggles teens face can […]

How Does Attendance at a School for Troubled Teens Impact Their Future Opportunities?

Schools for troubled teens or therapeutic boarding schools provide intensive therapy, academic programs, and a structured living environment. These schools provide the help many teens so desperately need with their emotional, psychological, or behavioral issues. But it’s natural for parents to wonder what will happen when their teen graduates from that school and becomes an […]

Will My Son Be Able To Make Good Friends at a Boarding School for Troubled Teens?

If you are considering sending your son to a boarding school for troubled teens, one of your concerns may be about the kinds of friends your son will make while he is there. And, rightfully so. Psychologists report that friends can have a bigger influence on a child during the teen years than the child’s […]

Help For Teens: Residential Treatment Centers VS Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Sometimes, parents find they need the help of other professionals to help their struggling teenagers, especially as their teens’ behavior starts to spiral out of control. Two of the most recommended suggestions are residential treatment centers for teens and therapeutic boarding schools for teens. These two types of troubled teen programs are often referred to […]