Troubled Teen Truancy Actions Parents Can Take

There are many challenges parents of troubled teens face, and often dealing with school truancy is one of them. Truancy can affect your teen’s grades, delay graduation, and even result in legal proceedings and fines imposed on the parents. The most important actions parents can take to address their teen’s truancy are to determine the […]

6 People to Lean on When Finding a Therapeutic Boarding School for Your Troubled Teen

Finding the best therapeutic boarding school for your troubled teen can be an overwhelming task. There are many factors to consider and many schools to choose from. Different therapeutic boarding schools specialize in treating different kinds of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems, and have different therapy techniques, program objectives, educational curriculum’s and enrichment activities. How […]

Parenting Tactics That Don’t Work on Troubled Teens

One of the frustrating aspects of parenting during the teenage years is when the parenting tactics that you used during your teen’s childhood no longer work. Suddenly, you have a troubled teen on your hands, and nothing is helping them behave better. The problem is, some parenting tactics that have been passed down from our […]

Importance of Family Involvement in Therapeutic Boarding School Aftercare Plan

Finding and attending a quality therapeutic boarding school is only part of your teen’s journey toward emotional and behavioral recovery. While teens who have successfully attended a therapeutic boarding school have new skills and insights, the teens’ reintroduction into the larger society can be a tenuous time. That’s why having family involvement after attending a […]

What Makes Military Schools So Appealing to Parents of Troubled Teens

There have been many TV shows and movies over the years that portrayed the story of a troubled teen boy or girl who attended military school and made huge changes. Also, sending a struggling teenager to military school was a common threat in these forms of media. This constant messaging plays a large part in […]

Channeling Back-Talk to Increase Parent-Teen Communication

Back-talk, muttering, snide remarks, and more are hallmarks of teenagehood. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating to have your teen constantly sass you. But there is a way to reframe balk-talk and make it a positive thing that you can use to increase your parent-teen communication. Because even if your teen is back-talking, at […]

Underage Drinking: A Comprehensive Look at Prevention and Repercussions for Teens

Underage drinking isn’t something most parents want to ever confront. Sometimes, parents can fall into the false security that because their teen is an honors student or a top athlete, then their teen will never try alcoholic drinks. Other parents believe that since they don’t drink, their teenagers won’t either, especially if there are religious […]

Co-parenting a Troubled Teen in Need of a Therapeutic Boarding Program

Co-parenting children after divorce is already difficult, even in amicable divorces. But when you are struggling with a troubled teen who needs to attend a therapeutic boarding school program to receive the help they need, co-parenting can become even more difficult. If you have been considering sending your teen to a residential treatment center or […]

Why We Recommend Long-Term Residential Treatment For Troubled Teens

Parents of teens engaging in risky behaviors are often confronted with the decision to choose between short-term treatment for their troubled teens or long-term treatment at a residential treatment center. There are benefits to both options. If you are wondering which type of treatment is right for your troubled teenager, Liahona Treatment Center is here […]

My Teen Son is Vaping Behind My Back, What Do I Do?

While e-cigarettes have been helpful to adults looking to quit smoking, it is alarming how quickly vaping has caught on with teenagers. From 2017 to 2019, the number of high schoolers who are vaping has doubled. Many people attribute the spike in teen usage to the tasty vapor liquids and the false claim that vaping—also […]