Parenting a teen can be interesting because they’re old enough to take on more responsibility but might not feel confident yet to work independently on harder tasks than the ones they were asked to do as children. It can be hard to find a suitable happy medium between challenging teens too much and giving them Read more..
Entering the dating world is a scary but exciting time! As your kids reach puberty and start having more romantic interests, they will probably want to start dating. They want to spend time with their crush, and they want to feel independent. When most teens first start dating, they have no clue what they’re doing, Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we talk to many families who find that their home life gets extra stressful right before school resumes in the fall. Today, we are writing on this topic to give tips on preparing teens for the school year and easing them into it without the usual stress and anxiety. As summer Read more..
It’s never easy having a teenager. Teenagers want complete independence, but they aren’t ready for it yet. They aren’t little kids anymore, but they aren’t adults. This can lead to conflict in the home when you set standards that they don’t like. It can feel like you’re constantly bickering, and it can be disheartening when Read more..
Having a teenager with a violent temper is scary. When they lose their temper in the home, they might threaten the family, break things, or lock themselves away from everyone. You don’t want to lose touch with them, but it can feel like there’s no helping them when they’re like that. No one should feel Read more..
Being a teenager in today’s world isn’t easy. Sure, adolescence is always going to be a weird time in life. Puberty causes a lot of physical and mental changes. High school still comes with social pressure. Kids start turning into adults during the teen years, and it’s usually an awkward transition. Things have changed significantly Read more..
Over the past few decades, troubled teen facilities have gotten a bad reputation. There are debates about whether they’re effective and whether they’re safe. There are a lot of different youth facilities out there. When considering a residential treatment center for your teen, choosing a facility that’s a good fit for your family is crucial. Read more..
Sundance Canyon Academy knows many parents are struggling with a household that doesn’t feel safe because of their teen’s behavior. Perhaps you are scared for your physical and mental health and other family members. Out-of-control teen behavior can make your home feel like an angry tyrant is running it without a fully developed brain. A Read more..
Being the parent of a teen with anger problems is no easy task. When their anger is unpredictable, it’s even tougher to know what to do. Out of control teen violence is no joke. It can be absolutely terrifying when your kid switches from happy to violent and starts to destroy the home. Some teenagers Read more..
Puberty is always an awkward time. Kids start to get taller but don’t fill out yet. Boys can have a squeaky voice change that’s comical for everyone but them. Kids who barely ate anything growing up suddenly become ravenous. Kids start to become interested in dating, but they don’t know how to do it. As Read more..