What To Do When Your Teen Won’t Take ADHD Meds

What To Do When Your Teen Won’t Take ADHD Meds It is surprisingly common for teens diagnosed with ADHD to avoid taking their prescribed medication. This can be very worrisome to parents helping their teens learn to live with ADHD. If you are the parent of a teen who is refusing to take ADHD medication, Read more..

Lessons ‘The Social Dilemma’ Teaches Us About Our Teens

Netflix’s documentary “The Social Dilemma” has caused a stir across the country. Countless people are realizing, some for the first time, how much social media plays a role in our lives. Many people have known for a while that social media can be a bit of a time-suck, but this documentary has shown exactly why Read more..

Teaching Resiliency To Teens During Tough Times

Teaching Resiliency To Teens During Tough Times As adults, we can fall into the trap of idealizing childhood. It’s easy to feel nostalgic and think about “the good ol’ days” as if childhood and adolescence were actually easy. Adolescence is extremely difficult! For children who have experienced trauma in the form of abuse, bullying, neglect, Read more..

Fostering A Sense Of Service In Troubled Teenage Boys

When we think about service opportunities, it’s common for large projects to come to mind. We might think of working in a soup kitchen or volunteering at an animal shelter. However, service can become more of a mindset than anything else. Having a sense of service includes being kind in everyday life, not just in Read more..

Why Teens Sometimes Succumb To Peer Pressure

Think back to your teenage years and you will probably remember the feeling: fear that everyone will think you’re not cool and that they won’t want you to hang out with them anymore. That fear leads a lot of teens to do things they might not otherwise do. Whether it’s smoking, drinking, or any other Read more..

Not Being On Track To Graduate Doesn’t Mean Your Son Isn’t Capable

Learning that your teen is not on track to graduate on time is upsetting. It can disrupt your plans for your own life and for the future that you envision for your child. However, having a son who is not on track to graduate isn’t the end of the world. If you take action quickly, Read more..

7 Misconceptions About Troubled Teen Programs

If you are thinking about sending your teen to a residential treatment center for troubled teens, or a similar program, you might have some misgivings. There are numerous misconceptions about troubled teen programs, namely therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers, that have given the industry a bad name. Though some schools for troubled teens Read more..

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so it’s time to talk about a very difficult topic. Unlike the other leading causes of death among teens, suicide is 100% preventable. However, CDC reporting is showing that the suicide rate across the country has been rising steadily since 1999. If you are looking for help for your Read more..

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) for Teen Boys

If your son is struggling with mental health problems beyond what you can handle on your own, it might be time to look for outside help. Plenty of teens struggle with unhealthy behavior patterns like substance abuse or depression, and parents are often ill-equipped to help them break those patterns. For those teens, a therapeutic Read more..

Boot Camp Won’t Be An Effective Rehab For Your Son

If your teenage son is struggling with mental health problems or substance abuse, you might be tempted to send him to a boot camp to help break his negative behavior patterns. Don’t do it! Boot camp isn’t actually an effective rehab method for substance abuse disorders. In many cases, the stringent atmosphere of teen boot Read more..