Teenage Obesity in Troubled Teens

Teenage obesity has seen a major increase recently. With an increase in screen time and a reduction of physical activity, children and teens are gaining weight at an alarming rate. While teenage obesity is linked to numerous health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, it is also linked to various mental health […]

Raising Awareness: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Nationally, teen suicide rates have been on the rise for several years. Teens today experience increased stress in school and at home. While many teens learn positive ways to cope with the stresses of everyday life, others succumb to depression and hopelessness. If you are concerned that your troubled teen might be suicidal, take action […]

The Impact of Moving on a Teenager and 6 Tips to Make it Easier

Moving is a stressful process even at the best of times. In fact, mental health providers consider moving one of life’s major stressors. Leaving behind friends, familiar spaces, and activities that make up everyday life is particularly challenging for teenagers. You may even find yourself dealing with negative behaviors or teen defiance related to a […]

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 […]