Five Ways Parents Can Help with Their Teen’s Peer Relationships

There are many causes of troubled teen behavior. It’s natural for adolescents to gravitate toward their peers for guidance and acceptance. Yet, as a parent, it’s still extremely important to monitor your teen’s friends, activities, social circles and basically know “what they are up” in their daily lives. There are many troubled teen services with…

Posted on: September 16th 9:30 am

Is Family Therapy Effective for Troubled Teens, Parents and Siblings?

There are many programs available to help with troubled teens. Independent counseling and in more extreme cases, teen summer camps, troubled teen boarding schools, even teen Christian programs that offer various solutions of problematic adolescents. The conflict that arises from a troubled teen not only affects the teen, but it also affects parents, siblings and…

Posted on: September 2nd 9:30 am

How to Curb the Early Signs of Troubled Teen Behavior

Insecurities. Mood swings. Peer pressure. Bullying. These are a few of the common issues that adolescents commonly face, which can potentially lead to early signs of troubled teen behavior and the problems that may arise with it. There are several troubled teen programs available with positive results. Yet, according to verwellfamily.com, one of the most…

Posted on: August 19th 9:30 am

Should Parents Feel Guilty About Resorting to a Troubled Teen Residential Program?

This is a difficult question to answer. However, for you, as a parent, this is a double-edged sword. Determining the best solution for your troubled teen may not always be the easiest one to accept. This is especially true when it comes to sending them to a therapeutic school for teens (or similar programs), even…

Posted on: August 5th 9:30 am

When Should We Consider a Residential Program?

Selecting a residential program can be daunting, exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, upsetting, freeing, the list goes on. How do you know if a residential program could be right for you and your teen? What is a Residential Program? Residential programs are live-in facilities that a teen stays at for a specific period of time. The amount…

Posted on: July 22nd 9:30 am

What Do Teenage Girls Need Out of a Program?

Those feelings of close, true, trusting relationships between parent and daughter can be rare when you are both working on resolving challenging behaviors. You see the pictures online, the posts about mothers and daughter, of fathers and daughters, sharing something sweet, gentle, encouraging. But your experience isn’t quite like those of the other mothers and…

Posted on: July 8th 9:30 am

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

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