How To Get Your Teen To Understand The Importance Of Choices

Even the most well-adjusted teenagers struggle with making good choices at times. This is partially due to the fact that they are still developing mentally, physically and emotionally. It is well documented in scientific research that the frontal lobes of teenage brains are not fully connected, which can result in inefficient communication from one part Read more..

Working With Other Parents To Crowdsource Issues – Best Parenting Forums

You’ve heard the old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” and online communities can be great resources as your extended “village”. But not all parenting forums are well-regulated or maintained, and wading through all the bad to find the good ones can be a daunting task. Which is why we did it Read more..

Redirect Your Teen’s Aggression Into Endurance Sports

If you are dealing with a teen who has a lot of pent-up aggression, it seems logical to help them focus and release that aggression in a controlled manner. Endurance sports are ideal for this as they can help teach several key life lessons. Some of the basic benefits are: Mood boost – Exercise releases Read more..

Finding Resources To Help Your Troubled Teen In Their Home Environment

One of the critical elements to helping a troubled teen is consistency. For many families, this means finding help and resources in ways that can fit into everyday life and existing routines. It’s important to keep your teen attending school, participating in extracurriculars, functioning in their religious and community commitments, and seeing their healthy and Read more..

A Therapeutic Program Away from Your Home State May Be Better than Local Addiction Rehab Programs

Troubled teens and their problems can concern their parents, their family and even their community. A teen is at the point in their life where the world is open to them, and parents need to make the right decisions when it comes to treating troubled teens. Parents should seek professional advice when it comes to Read more..

When To Report Suicidal Behavior Trends In Your Friends

Suicide is such an uncomfortable topic,, but one that absolutely must be talked about more openly. There exists a stigma surrounding suicide that talking about it would further encourage the behavior, but in most cases there were conversations and warning signs that were not addressed before the tragedy occurred. As a teen, suicide is an Read more..

How Inciting Reasonable Fear Can Help Your Irrational Teen

Fear – it can be a gripping and crippling emotion that controls us. It can stop us from from moving forward, send us sprinting in the wrong direction, or bring to our lives a totally irrational view of the past, present, and future. For teens, fear can be especially poignant, since their brain development is Read more..

The Importance of Phrasing: How to Disarm Your Aggravated Teen With Words

We all remember what it was like to be a teenager—even if it was a long time ago—but dealing with a rude, aggravated teen can be difficult no matter what. Still, it can help to try to remind yourself what they’re going through when you get caught in their path of destruction. Remember that words Read more..

Learning Your Teens Personal Triggers For Self Harming Behaviors

When it comes to self-harm, everyone tends to have a lot of questions. Why would you hurt yourself? Doesn’t it, well, hurt? Are they just trying to get attention? Where did they learn this? How does it help? Does it mean they have depression? Anxiety? Aggression? Parents of self-harming teens may also ask questions like Read more..

At-Home Solutions to Addressing Your Son’s Overreactions

To go with your son’s adolescent growth-spurt, a nasty little temper might take over your teenager. Simple conversations can deteriorate into arguments. Basic rules twist into tyrannical edicts in his eyes. You might long for the peace of days past when the biggest complaint your agreeable little boy protested was his bedtime. However, you can Read more..