Archives for October 2021

Teenage Video Game Addiction

Many of us fondly remember going to an arcade to play games or begging our parents for the latest Nintendo or Sega console. We would learn some cheat codes and challenge our friends to get the best high score. Most game systems weren’t portable, and you could only play with other people if they were Read more..

Does Moodiness In Teens Mean More?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have helped countless students overcome depression and learn to live healthy lives. Each student receives personalized treatment plans, including therapy sessions to address their emotional needs and life skills training to learn healthy coping skills. If your teen son suffers from depression, contact us today to find out if our Read more..

Parents Resource: Helping Parents Understand Teenage Gender Identity and Sexuality

During the teen years, it’s common for adolescents to start exploring their sexuality. They’re trying to figure out their place in the world, and they are adjusting to new hormones and sexual desires. Some teens go through this process without issue. Others might struggle with their gender identity and their sexual orientation. As the parent Read more..

Teen Keeps Sneaking Out of the House

Having a teenager keeps you on your toes. Between their mood swings and their seemingly endless appetite, your home life can get a little chaotic. If your teen is blatantly breaking the rules, though, home life can become a lot more than just chaotic. Their behavior can become a major source of stress and anxiety Read more..

Help! My Teen Is Violent Towards Siblings

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we often hear from parents who don’t know what to do when teens become violent toward their siblings. Our therapists have worked with a variety of families whose children struggle with violence and anger issues. We are writing on this topic today to help parents understand the steps they can take Read more..

Boot Camp for Lazy Kids

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from a lot of parents who are curious whether or not a bootcamp will help their lazy teen or tween. We are writing on the topic today to highlight the pros and cons of choosing a bootcamp to help your teen or tween stop being lazy and start being Read more..

Testing for Reactive Attachment Disorder in Teens

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we work with numerous students who have developed Reactive Attachment Disorder. We are writing on the topic today to help parents understand what causes Reactive Attachment Disorder, how to notice it in your child, and what to do if you suspect that your child has Reactive Attachment Disorder. Reactive Attachment Disorder Read more..

How the COVID Pandemic is Impacting Teens 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including children and teens. The social isolation, worry, and stress associated with the pandemic have caused increased mental health problems for teens. Teens who already battled depression and anxiety have been hit especially hard. If you are concerned that your teenage son’s depression or anxiety is becoming more than Read more..