What Social Media is Doing to Teenagers

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we work with a lot of families who are concerned about the influence that social media has on their teens. It is becoming much more common for teens and tweens to have social media pages and rely on them for social interaction. If you are concerned that your teen’s social media Read more..

How Residential Treatment Centers Treat RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is prevalent in adolescents who grew up in an extremely neglectful or abusive environment. Parents who find themselves raising a teen who is not their biological child might end up dealing with the effects of RAD. If you are parenting a teen with RAD, you may find it to be difficult Read more..

Anxiety Treatment Center for Teen Boys

The teen years are tough for everyone. During this period of adolescence, kids start to develop into adults both physically and mentally. As you can imagine and remember, some growing pains coincide with these changes. During high school, kids start to navigate social cliques and teen crushes. They make friends, lose friends, fall in and Read more..

How to Help Your Teen Who Cuts

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..

Faced With Legal Action From Schools? What Can Parents Do Now?

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..

Being Bullied? 5 Tips for Teens to Handle Bullying

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..

How to Talk to Your Parents About Sibling Abuse

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..

Social Media Lies: Giving Teens Perspective of Reality

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..

Acting Out Behavior During the Holidays

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..

Tips for Grandparents: How to Help an ADHD Teen

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..