Grandparents with Custody of Out-of-Control Teen—We Can Help

Over 2.4 million grandparents in America are currently raising their grandchildren as the sole guardians. That isn’t factoring in grandparents who share the duties with one or more of the children’s parents. As for the children themselves, it has been estimated that there are over 13 million children in American whose grandparents have sole custody. Read more..

Recent Study Finds Teens That Abuse Prescription Painkillers Are More Likely to Begin Heroin Use

No parent ever wants to find that their teen is abusing prescription painkillers. But, as the opioid crisis reaches even higher proportions in American, the likelihood that your teen has or will abuse prescription painkillers rises. This occurrence becomes even more likely if your teen is struggling with mental, emotional, or physical issues and turns Read more..

10 Things to Look For in a Therapeutic Boarding School That You Probably Haven’t Thought About

As the parent of a troubled teen, you’ve been through a lot. You have probably been dealing with your teen’s therapist and teachers, school counselors and administrators, and maybe even lawyers and court officials. You’ve done everything you can to help your teen and to hold your family together. Now you’ve come to realize that Read more..

Family Participation in a Strong Aftercare Plan Following Therapeutic Treatment

Having your teen come home after a stay in therapeutic treatment can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Most residential treatment programs for troubled teens require at least a six-month stay, which means your teen has been away from home for a good amount of time. Yet, as exciting as it can be to have your Read more..

Parenting A Troubled Teen: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

While February has Valentine’s Day, a holiday celebrating love, it is also the month designated for teen dating violence awareness month. Abusive teen relationships can be a factor behind your troubled teen’s struggles. However, we understand that it can be tricky to know how to identify and talk about teen dating violence with your teenager, Read more..

How to Help Your Troubled Teen Develop Healthy Relationships

Before coming up with a way to help your troubled teen develop health relationships, think about your first romantic experiences. Everything was new…the feelings, thoughts, and of course, activities. It was as if you were transformed to another place. Now that you have that perspective, you can start to conjure up ways to help your Read more..

Making The Decision To Place Your Teen In A Trusted Therapeutic Boarding School

The decision to place your troubled teenager in a therapeutic boarding school is not a single snap decision. It’s been years in the making. From the first time you laid down the law of a new rule and consequence, to realizing the issues might be serious, to finally acknowledging that you’ve done all you can Read more..

Navigating Teenage Boys Who’ve Suddenly Become Distant, Rude, and Uninterested

Hormones can change teenage boy overnight. Frustrations brew inside, and the feelings are just too strong to contain. Those feelings lead to outbursts, which are confronted by disdain from adults. The disappointment leads to more frustration that then lead to hostility and negative behaviors. Adolescence has never been an easy stage to go through. With Read more..

Finding Growth in an Isolated Setting at a School for Troubled Teens

Teens often get into trouble because they follow their peers. Peer pressure is huge factor in how likely teens are to abuse drugs/alcohol and commit crimes. According to The Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base, 30% of teens are offered drugs in middle school and high school. In high school, 74.3% of students have tried alcohol. Read more..