Breathing Helps You and Your Teen

Interacting with a troubled teen can increase our heart rate, blood pressure and make our breathing rather shallow. This is the way your body reacts to stressful situations. This is called the Fight or Flight response. Your body works to get you ready to react in a stressful or survival situation. Not every conversation will…

Posted on: June 17th 9:30 am

Is Summer Camp Right for My Teen?

With the summer fast approaching, do you have a plan for your teen? Some teens stay home all summer, some get jobs and others look for a variety of programs. With many options available for teens over the summer, consider what your teen is excelling in and what they could use some help with. What…

Posted on: June 3rd 9:30 am

Independent Living Skills All Teens Need

Teenagers want to feel in control. Teenagers also turn into young adults. To prepare those young adults in the making, independent living skills are incredibly valuable and a great way to hand over some control. When you spend your time dealing with behavioral challenges, teaching your children how to use a plunger seems like an…

Posted on: May 20th 9:30 am

Questions to Ask Troubled Teen Programs Before Your Teen Attends

Enrolling your teen into a program to address challenging or concerning behaviors comes with many questions and decisions. Locating a program that is right for your teen is key to getting him help. There are many options available including online programs for teens, summer camps, military programs, residential, outpatient, wilderness and therapeutic. You know your…

Posted on: May 6th 9:30 am

Boot Camps: Are They Good for Troubled Teenagers?

As a parent, the last thing on your mind is sending your teenager away to a boot camp for behavior issues. Unless of course that teenager is acting out, troubled, and seemingly irrational. The thought of sending your child to a boot camp can be scary but it doesn’t have to be. There are many…

Posted on: April 22nd 9:30 am

A Few Reasons Your Teenager May Be Acting Out

Defiant behavior happens when a person purposely opposes ruling or structure. When a child has defiant behavior, they are most likely opposing the structure a parent or adult has created. Parents often feel this behavior is their fault or they are failing as a parent to create the structure their child needs. This is not…

Posted on: April 8th 9:30 am

How to Prepare for Spring Break Away from Your Teen

Spring is nearing, which for school-aged kids means Spring Break is coming up right around the corner. While this much-needed break from school work is a welcome reprieve for kids and parents alike, as teens get older, they want to spend less time with their family vacations, and more time with their friends. If your…

Posted on: March 18th 9:30 am

Five Ways Your Teen Can Volunteer this Spring Break

Troubled teens learn a lot in therapy programs such as online programs, wilderness programs or even boot camps, but what happens when they come home? Continued therapy is a huge part of getting them back on the right track. With spring break coming up, your teen will have a week off from their usual school…

Posted on: March 4th 9:30 am

Guidelines When Choosing a Military Program for Troubled Teens

When looking for a therapy program for your teen, you may come across listings for various residential programs like wilderness camps, residential therapy schools, military camps, or schools for troubled youth. These programs, like troubled teens themselves, are not all created equal. There are some things to consider when choosing. If you are considering a…

Posted on: February 18th 9:30 am

The Ins and Outs of Tough Love for Troubled Teens

Love can come in many forms, and is sometimes a hard thing to show, especially to a troubled teenager. There’s a fine line between tough love and overkill when trying to lay down ground rules for a teen who has spiraled out of control. This month is all about showing the love, so if you…

Posted on: February 4th 9:30 am

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