Better Understanding Your Teenager’s Grief

At Liahona Academy, a therapeutic boarding school that helps troubled teenagers, we recognize that there is a collective grief over the loss of lives, jobs and time that has been caused by COVID-19. That is why at our school, we spend time processing the pandemic with our teens. We understand that Ignoring the role of […]

Parents Protest Masks: Teens Willing to Wear Them

The COVID-19 epidemic has led to concerns regarding education, social compliance, personal freedoms, work, health care, and social responsibility. While many parents focus on their, and their children’s personal rights, teens have often taken a different route. Though some teens are handling issues related to the pandemic well, others struggle with feelings of anxiety, alienation, […]

8 Family Building Activities That Keep Your Teen Close

Teenagers don’t like to admit it, but they still need their parents, and they still want to spend time with them. While it’s natural for teens to become more independent, it’s also important for parents to find ways to spend time with their teens and strengthen family bonds. Typically teens that lose this close and […]

Why Your Teen Needs Friends Outside Of School

Your teenager’s school friends are an important part of their social development. But, this circle of friends isn’t always enough. Sometimes, a teen’s school friends are a poor influence on them, which can lead your teenager down a troubled path that requires therapeutic intervention. Or maybe your teen doesn’t have that much in common, just […]

Your Teen Boy and The Confusing Life of Dating

Being a teenage boy is difficult enough in itself, but when your teen starts to date, his life gets even more complicated. Teens have quickly changing moods, volatile emotions, and very little idea how to navigate a healthy relationship with a dating partner. Be sure to talk to your teen often about healthy dating relationships, […]

The Importance of Exercise: Study Shows Teens are Getting Less Exercise

Even before Covid 19 lockdowns and orders to stay at home, teens were exercising less and less. Between online video streaming, gaming, and social media, teens can sit for hours with their electronics and not get any physical activity. Now, many schools, gyms, and other community sports or activity programs have been closed down, so […]

When Should I Enroll My Teen into a Residential Treatment Center?

If your teen has behavioral, emotional, or psychological problems, you have probably tried a number of things to help them – therapy, stricter discipline, or sending them to a different school. But at some point, the best thing that parents can do to help their teens is to turn them over to the care of […]

ADHD vs. Childhood Trauma

In the United States, around six million children are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Nearly two-thirds of those children also have other emotional, psychological, or behavioral disorders, and are more likely to have experienced childhood traumatic stress. Children who experienced childhood trauma are often diagnosed with ADHD. Many of the symptoms of childhood […]

Help, My Teen Is an Addict! How Long It Takes to Break Addiction

It’s a scary feeling to realize that your teen is an addict. You worry about what will become of your child, and you want to do everything possible to help them. You know it’s necessary to get your teen into an addiction treatment program, but you may not be sure what to expect. Here at […]

Parents! Are Your Teenagers Misbehaving This Summer Break?

Summertime should be a fun time for vacations and outside activities. While this should be an ideal time for teenagers to kick back and relax, some teens use their free time to get into trouble. Because they have less supervision and structure in the summer, teens are more likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol, sex, […]