At Sundance Canyon Academy, we regularly hear from parents who have discovered that their teen cuts themself, and they don’t know how to help. We are writing on this topic to help parents understand cutting behavior and help their teen who cuts. It probably came as a shock when you first learned that your teen Read more..
Archives for December 2021
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents who are at their wits end with their teenagers. Their teen son’s behavior at school has caused legal trouble, and the parents are stuck dealing with the repercussions of that trouble. Their teen’s behavior needs to change, and it needs to change immediately. We are writing Read more..
High school is a weird time in life. For some kids, high school is great! They make a ton of friends. They go to parties. They play on sports teams. They make a lot of fun memories that stick with them for the rest of their lives. For other kids, though, high school can be Read more..
Siblings are bound to fight and argue now and then. That’s the nature of living in close proximity to a brother or sister who’s close to your age. You’re going to argue about chores, hobbies, and a plethora of other day-to-day activities. Hopefully, you start to get along more as time goes on and you Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we see more and more teens who come into our school with low self-esteem due to their perceived reality. They think they need to live up to the standards of models and “influencers” on sites like TikTok and Instagram, and they don’t realize that so much of social media is fake. Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we get questions from a lot of parents who are worried about their child’s behavior during the holiday season. If your teen acts out when he doesn’t get his way, holidays can be challenging. We are writing on this topic today to give some suggestions for managing your child’s behavior this Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we talk to many grandparents who have become the primary caregivers for their grandkids. For one reason or another, they are back in the role of “parenting” even though they didn’t intend to be. Raising your child was hard enough when you were younger, and technology was simpler, but raising a Read more..
During the teen years, kids seek new friendships and look for ways to fit in with their peers. They crave validation from their friends, and they want to feel valued. Teens want to know that they play an essential role in their friend group, and they’d like to get a sense of power from their Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have worked with numerous families out of options for dealing with their unruly teens. When CPS (Child Protective Services) gets involved, you know the situation with your son is getting serious. We are writing on this topic to give parents some ideas on proceeding once CPS is involved. If you Read more..
When you hear the term “residential treatment,” several images probably come to mind. Unfortunately, some of those images might not be good. Though residential treatment centers have been pivotal for many people’s recovery, others have suffered at the hands of inept treatment center staff. Before sending your teen son to a residential treatment center, you Read more..