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. […]

5 Things in the Summer to Keep Troublesome Teens Busy

Kids look forward to those carefree days of summer, when they can enjoy life at a slower pace. But teens often use the unstructured freedom of summer break to get into all kinds of trouble, including trouble with the law for violent behavior, destruction of property, drug use, or other illegal activities. If you feel […]

Balance Is Important When It Comes to Teens and Extracurricular Activities

  Extracurricular activities have been proven to have countless benefits for teens. From helping to improve their grades to better behavior in and out of school, as well as positively affecting their mental health. However, pushing your teen too far and too hard during such a stressful time of their lives can cause them to […]

Parents Preventing Drug Abuse: 11 Ways to Help Your Teens Steer Clear of Drugs

The United Nations has declared June 26th as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Worldwide substance abuse has an impact on society, economy and health. The UN works to raise awareness about illicit drug trafficking as an international problem and encourages communities to promote recovery programs and to empower youth to face […]

From Defiant to Thriving: The Help of Boarding Schools for Troubled Teen Boys

Does this sound like your teenage son? He’s rebellious, angry, argumentative, temperamental, defiant and unmanageable, maybe even violent. He won’t follow rules, or accept responsibility for his behavior. He’s been in trouble with the law and at school. Does this sound like you? You’re exhausted. You love your son and want to help him, but […]

What To Do With An Out-Of-Control Teenager

No parent expects that their son or daughter will grow up to become an out-of-control teenager who needs the help of professional treatment to help them overcome their poor behavior. But it can be tough to differentiate between normal teenage angst and boundary-pushing and a teen that is genuinely out of control. To help you […]

Reconciling with Your Troubled Teen Son

You’ve had a big, blow-out fight with your teen and now you don’t know how to start the process of reconciliation. The disagreement may have been over something trivial, or it may have been because your teen did something seriously wrong. Whatever the cause of the argument, you both are angry and upset, and yet […]