Archives for January 2021

What To Do When You Catch Your Son Stealing From The Medicine Cabinet

The ebb and flow of teen trends extend to the world of drugs and alcohol as well. As has been the case for many years, teenagers’ primary drug of choice is still marijuana. However, prescription drug use has become increasingly popular for teens and tweens in the past decade. Pharmaceuticals are easy to come by, Read more..

Is Your Son Faking Sick To Get Out Of School? He Might Be Getting Bullied.

Sundance Canyon Academy provides a positive environment for troubled teen boys who need a bigger support system in their lives. Unfortunately, bullying is a common occurrence in many schools, and teens who are bullied suffer with higher rates of depression and anxiety because of it. If you are worried that your teen son is showing Read more..

My Teen Is Being Reckless – How Do I Talk To Him?

It’s no shock anymore when we see teens engaging in reckless behavior. It almost seems like that’s just what teenagers are supposed to do — drive fast, try drugs and alcohol, and generally live impetuously. But why do the teen years so often coincide with dangerous or reckless behavior? There’s a long-standing debate about whether Read more..

How Much Of An Impact Does Social Isolation Have On Teens?

It’s normal for teens to want some alone time. You may notice that your teen son is starting to spend more time in his room rather than interacting with the family and hanging out with friends. If your son needs some personal space from time to time, there’s no need for concern. However, if your Read more..

Is Vaping A Gateway To Worse Things For Teens?

Sundance Canyon Academy has helped numerous teens overcome their battle with addiction and substance abuse. If your teen son struggles with addiction and substance use, contact us today to find out how we can help your family. Rather than using the harsh methods of military schools and boot camps, our staff is trained in a Read more..

Are My Teens Mental Health Struggles Genetic?

If a specific mental health condition is already present in a family, it is more likely that kids in that family will develop mental health conditions. However, there’s no guarantee that children will inherit mental health struggles from their parents. Though they might be predisposed to certain mental health conditions, there’s a lot that families Read more..

Why Does Your Son Refuse To Participate In Family Activities?

As children reach puberty and move into their teenage years, it’s common for them to start spending more time with their friends and less time with their family. But what does it mean when teens refuse to participate in family activities altogether? Sometimes, all they need is more encouragement and structure around their family involvement Read more..

Help For Single Parents Raising Troubled Teens

Being a single parent of a teenager is tough! They’re experiencing hormonal changes that change their bodies and their moods. As they learn to navigate their new, more adult, bodies they can get confused and frustrated. Relationships with friends start to take precedence over relationships with family members, and romantic interests begin to develop. If Read more..

What Is ‘Sadfishing’ And Why Do Teens Do It?

The Sundance Canyon Academy staff have helped many teens overcome insecurity and low self-esteem to become more confident and successful. When teens lack the confidence to ask for help in person, they may turn to the internet as an outlet. If your teen son has been making sadfishing posts on social media and you are Read more..