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..