Parents Can Use ‘World No Tobacco Day’ Teach Their Teens

There are many parents and educators who are under the false impression that teens are using less and less tobacco. While those who work at teen therapeutic boarding schools know better—tobacco use by teens is skyrocketing. Tobacco Use Among Tweens And Teen On The Rise The number of teens who smoke cigarettes and other more […]



Therapeutic Boarding Schools Help Replace Negative Influences with Positive Ones

When children are very young their role models are their parents, other family members, and caregivers. As children grow and venture out into the world as teenagers and young adults, teachers, coaches and peers also influence their lives. Role models are important because they help us to form our ethical and moral value systems. They […]



Structure and Support: A New Environment May Be What Your Struggling Son Needs

Parents of sons often meet challenges with their behavior. Boys tend to be troublemakers and often participate in self-destructive behavior like lying, defying authority, anger, and substance abuse. When this behavior begins to put themselves and others at risk, they may benefit from a residential treatment program for teen boys. With the right structure and […]


If I Suspect My Son Has A Drug Addiction, What Should I Do?

Suspecting that your son has a drug addiction is an incredibly hard place to be as a parent. There is the constant worry that if you ask them about it, and you are wrong, you could alienate your child. But on the other side, if you don’t ask and your son does have a substance […]