What Makes Behavior Modification Work – And How It Can Work For Your Teen?

The changes in therapy over the past hundred years is astonishing. With the advances in how we approach mental health and the way we understand the finer points of brain function, has given way to a whole new way of treating those who need behavior modification. When you have a troubled teen, you have probably […]

Help Your Teenage Son Start the New Year on the Right Foot

One of the best gifts you can give your teenage son is the knowledge that he can start each year, each month and even each day anew. There are consequences for past actions, but everyone has the ability to move on and resolve to do better. With 2019 is in its infancy and Chinese New […]

Take Advantage of Distance When Sending Your Troubled Teen To Boarding School

For parents of troubled teens, it can hard to imagine what to do with your time once your troubled teen goes away to a school for troubled teens. If you wonder if you will be at loose ends and don’t know what to do, we have some suggestions to help you effectively use the time […]

Insurance and Other Common Ways Parents Finance A Boarding School for Troubled Teens

As boarding schools for troubled teens offer many excellent services and experienced staff to parents who have troubled teens, it can be costly to have a struggling teenager attend. However, you don’t have to be absurdly well-off to afford the best care for your child. To help you determine how your family can wrangle your […]

The Differences Between Bullying and Teasing

While many private schools and institutions have seen success at ending bullying, public education continues to struggle. According to the National Center for Education Statistics 2015 report, over one in five students reported being bullied at school. Yet, many public schools still lack bullying awareness programs. The absence of anti-bullying education can be due to […]

Preparing Your Teen For A Youth Treatment Center

Helping your teen understand the opportunity represented by a residential treatment center can help make their transition to a youth treatment center smoother, so less time is wasted by your teen feeling resentful and confused at why they are there. To help your teen prepare to attend a residential treatment center, there are a few […]

Treating Depression At A Boarding School For Troubled Teens

For caring parents, watching their teen struggle with depression can be heartbreaking. Yet, without specialized care, many teens may not recover from their depression. This prolonged depression can lead to many negative behaviors, such as: Cutting Suicidal ideation Risky sexual activity Truancy Defiance Listlessness Troubled teenage boys, in particular, tend to turn to negative behaviors […]

Four Ways To Help Your Teen Grieve Productively

When your teen experiences the death of someone close, it can shake them to their core. Adolescence is a time of dizzying physical changes and mounting academic and social pressure. Grief can exacerbate these challenges, especially if your child has lost someone key to their developing sense of identity. If your teen is unable to […]

Get to Know the Meds in Your Home that Are Getting Your Teens Hooked

People, including teens, might decide to take a medication that wasn’t prescribed to them. They sometimes use the drug to self-medicate and eventually use it to avoid withdrawal and to get high. It’s illegal for someone to take prescription medications, also called controlled substances, if they have not been prescribed to the person. While some […]

Service Ideas To Help Your Teen Focus On Others Needs

The adolescent years can be a time of self-expression and exploring independence. They can also be a phase of self-centered behavior as teens learn how their behavior affects the world around them. Teaching your teen how to be empathetic and learn to consider the needs of others over their own is an important skill they […]