A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Depression

Most, if not all, teens will be sad from time to time. Maybe there’s strife among their friend group. Perhaps they didn’t make the sports team or get the part in a school play they wanted. Maybe they have a crush on someone, but that person doesn’t have the same feelings for them. The high Read more..

What Teen Discipline Works in 2021

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we get a lot of questions from parents wondering about the best ways to discipline their teens. We realize that discipline methods have changed over the years. So, we are writing about the types of teen discipline that work in 2021 to help parents keep up with the latest discipline trends. Read more..

Why Do Teens Talk About Suicide and Have Dark Thoughts?

The teenage years coincide with a flood of hormones and new life experiences that can wreak havoc on your teen’s emotions. Most teenagers go through this period with some ups and downs. Your teen will probably have some sad days or days when they want to listen to angry music and let go of their Read more..

What Is Considered Defiant Behavior In Teens?

As the parent of a teenager, you can expect some tension. During the teen years, kids try to exert more independence and do things on their own. However, they will also try to do some things that you don’t allow them to do, and they will likely question your authority. Your teen might test the Read more..

Dealing With “Know It All” Children

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents who are at their wit’s end with teenagers who act like they know everything. We recognize that it’s incredibly frustrating and worrisome when your teen does whatever they want with complete disregard to your advice. Today, we are writing on the topic of dealing with “know Read more..

How Parents Can Support Healthy Teenage Dating

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have spoken to numerous parents concerned about their teen’s relationships. Romantic relationships are very important to teenagers, and it’s a challenge to teach your teen how to have a healthy romantic relationship. It can also be tough to get your teen to understand why you don’t like their boyfriend or Read more..

Smelly Teen? How to Talk to Your Son About Hygiene

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we get questions from parents who deal with a slew of teenage issues. From mental health concerns to physical health concerns, we hear it all. Today, we’re writing on the topic of talking to your teenage son about his personal hygiene when he gets too smelly. Many parents worry that they’re Read more..

Sibling Rivalry – What Happens When Teen Siblings Are Out of Control

As a parent with more than one child, you can expect some sibling rivalry amongst your kids. Whether they are biological siblings or step-siblings, there will likely be some competition between them. All kids want to be loved by their parents, and they want life to go their way. As more children are added to Read more..

7 Tips to Help Your Teen Understand Their Emotional Health

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents concerned about their son’s emotional well-being. Teen boys often need guidance in learning to process their emotional responses to situations. Today, we are writing on the topic to give parents some tips on how to teach their teen to understand his emotional health. For more information Read more..

Destructive Teen Behavior: A Guide to Help Parents Cope

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have helped many teens learn to overcome violent tendencies. We regularly work with families whose teens display outwardly violent behavior as well as self-harming behavior. If you are worried that your teen’s violence is getting out of hand, contact us for more information about our boarding school for troubled boys. Read more..