As parents, we can almost half expect our teens to reach a stage of wanting the ultimate freedom, back-talking, and blatant disregard for everyone else but themselves. Often short-lived, this phase of adolescence can be challenging for even the most laid-back adults, especially if you’ve got a strong-willed child that wants their own way. One […]
What Are Some Ways Parents Can Positively Influence Their Teen’s Behavior?
As a parent, you are more than well aware of the role that you play in the life of your child. Not only do you nurture and protect them, but you also are a key player in shaping their behavior and overall attitude. Granted, emotions will ebb and flow, especially during the toddler years and […]
Who has more control over teen behavior, parents or schools?
While it may not feel like you have much of an influence over your teen’s behavior, the truth may actually be quite different. Certainly, teens are influenced by their teachers and school administrators, coaches, and other adults in their lives. But it’s parents who will have the greatest influence on shaping the behavior of a […]
Are there any good outcomes from teen behavioral modification camps or boarding schools?
With so much misinformation in the news and on the internet about therapeutic boarding schools and teen behavioral modification camps, it can be easy to wonder if this is the right choice for your troubled teen. For parents who have been struggling with their teen’s behavior, poor decision-making, and other concerns like drug and alcohol […]
Teen Behavior and Isolation, Is this a Concern?
Does it feel like your teen has been pulling away from you and from the family? While it is considered to be developmentally normal for teens to start to seek out independence from the family, there is reason to be concerned if there has been a sharp change in your teen’s behavior while he’s also […]
How can I deal with students who have serious behavior issues?
If you’re a teacher with any number of years of experience working with teenagers, you know how to work with a range of personalities and behaviors in your students. But how can you work with students who have serious behavior issues that challenge everything you know about being a good educator? They’re not your children, […]
Tips for Troubled Teens to Attend Residential Treatment Centers
Residential treatment centers are a wonderful option for those parents looking for assistance with their son or daughter. Different from regular boarding schools, residential treatment centers allow your child to interact and engage with other students, teachers, and medical professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurses (if necessary). It might seem like an odd transition […]
How to Deal With Explosive Teen Behavior
It’s no secret that teen behavior can be taxing. From mood swings and angry outbursts to moments of quiet solitude, you never know what you might get when you say hello to your teenage son or daughter. While feelings and actions will ebb and flow as your child learns how to regulate their emotions, having […]
What to Expect at Military School
Having made the decision to send your teen to a military boarding school, you may start to wonder what your teen will face when he gets dropped off. Your teen is sure to have plenty of questions of his own. Learning more about what to expect can help ease some of your and your teen’s […]
My Son is Failing at Life
As a parent, it’s understandable that you may want to protect your teen from the negative consequences of his decisions and behaviors. But if it gets to the point where you’re wondering what to do with a child who is failing at school and at keeping his life on track, you may need to reevaluate […]