When a teen enters Sundance Canyon Academy, we work with the whole family to improve home life and strengthen relationships. We provide counseling for the student individually, but we also work with parents and siblings to foster growth and progress toward a happier home life. Part of growing as a family includes thinking through sibling Read more..
Archives for March 2022
When your teen son starts getting into trouble, it can be difficult to know what to do. You want to help, but you also don’t want to enable his bad behavior. He needs to learn that there are consequences for his actions, but you don’t want those consequences to be too severe. Teens don’t always Read more..
While your teen has been away at a therapeutic boarding school, your family life has probably seen a lot of changes. You’ve settled into a routine at home without them there, and they have had their routine at school. However, boarding school doesn’t last forever. At some point, your teen will make the transition back Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from a lot of families who are worried about their son’s body image. Body Dysmorphia in teen boys is more common than many people think, and it can cause health problems during the teen years. We are writing on this topic today to help parents learn to identify body Read more..
Many teens with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) exhibit anger outbursts far beyond the norm for their age. They might yell, hit things, break things, or become violent toward those around them. Rage and anger issues associated with BPD can be dangerous and frightening to witness. If your teen son’s anger issues are becoming dangerous, intervene Read more..
Kids start to branch out and develop more independence during the teen years. They start hanging out with friends on their own. They start dating. They travel for school events. They start driving. Teens need to learn how to navigate social situations independently, but it’s not always easy. There are a lot of first-time experiences Read more..
High school comes with a lot of stress and many emotional highs and lows. The level of stress during the teen years fluctuates from day to day. It can produce a variety of emotions. Teens can certainly feel anxious about upcoming events or social situations, but that anxiety shouldn’t be overwhelming. If anything, the level Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we focus on a family-centered therapy approach. When teens come to our school for help, we know that there are other members of the family who have been affected by our new student’s behavior. We are writing on this topic to help siblings who have a brother with RAD understand the Read more..
It’s a typical scenario. Your teenager gets home from school, and they’re in a bad mood. When you try to talk to them, they ignore you or roll their eyes. All of your comments are answered with a snippy retort. Even though you weren’t around them at all today, it’s like they’re blaming you for Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have worked with many families worried that their teenage son is experiencing lasting symptoms from trauma. They are at a loss on what to do to help their son move past the trauma to live a healthy life. We are writing on this topic today to help parents identify the Read more..