Sheltering Your Son Could Lead to Issues When Out On Their Own

When dealing with a troubled teen, you might think you’re helping them by restricting what they do, monitoring who they hang out with, and having strict rules in place. However, an overprotective parenting style can do more harm than good for your son in the long run. By sheltering your troubled teen, you’re making it […]

The Risks of Your Teenager Vaping

With the introduction of vaping and the almost viral popularity it has seen amongst teenagers and young adults, increasing numbers of parents see vaping arrive in their own homes. At first glance, vaping may not seem to be as risky as smoking. However, e-cigarettes bring with them a host of health and safety concerns to […]

The Valuable Skills Learned By Troubled Teens During Behavior Modification Therapy

The teen years are difficult for everyone, but some teenagers struggle more than others. As teens move through adolescence and transition from childhood to adulthood, they can struggle to understand their place in the world. Things like self-esteem, self-regulation, and communication can be complicated for a lot of troubled teens. As they receive new responsibilities, […]

How To Help Your Teenager Control Their Raging Hormones

We know that the teenage years can come with plenty of mood swings, but as parents, is there anything that we can do to help our teens level out? The short answer: sort of. Yes, there are things that you can do as a parent to help your troubled teen make it through their mood […]

How To Help Your Teenager Control Their Raging Hormones

We know that the teenage years can come with plenty of mood swings, but as parents, is there anything that we can do to help our teens level out? The short answer: sort of. Yes, there are things that you can do as a parent to help your troubled teen make it through their mood […]

What To Do When Your Troubled Teen Stonewalls You

It’s disheartening when your troubled teen starts to pull away from you and spend more time alone. To you, they’re the same kid that they’ve always been. For them, though, adolescence is a weird time. They’re thrust into it whether they like it or not, and they need to deal with their new hormones and […]

Setting Up Curfew for Your Troubled Son

Setting an agreed-upon curfew for your teenager is an effective way to help them learn how to respect boundaries and rules. In doing so, you’re enabling your teen to make responsible decisions that will lead them to be more aware of their surroundings and make better choices. But there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it […]

The Effects of Social Media on Teenage Mental Health

Life as a teenager is much different today than it was even a decade or two ago. For many parents today, we remember when the internet first became accessible and when we got our first cell phone. Chances are, that first cell phone was laughably basic by today’s standards. It could be used for phone […]

Why Does My Teenager Only Listen After I Lose My Temper

We’ve all been there. You tell your kids to clean up after themselves. You give them plenty of polite reminders. Then the reminders become a little more firm. Then comes the threat of consequences if they don’t clean up after themselves. The frustration builds. Then it all becomes too much, and you lose it. You […]

When It’s Time To Step In When Your Teenager’s Friends are Bad Influences

As a parent, it can be tough to watch our children start to grow up and change from kids to teenagers. The little kid who always wanted to be around us, even when we just wanted some alone time, starts to withdraw and wants more time alone too. Rather than spending most of their time […]