What You Need to Know About Dabbing Among Teens

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we help many teens who struggle with substance abuse. When addressed at such a young age, the negative effects of substance abuse can be counteracted. Our therapists are trained to help teens learn positive coping skills to replace their need for substances. If your teen son is abusing drugs or alcohol, Read more..

Messy Divorces: How Custody Battles Affect Your Kids

When you’re going through a divorce, life gets complicated. You and your ex once swore to love each other forever, but you don’t anymore. Those feelings have changed. In most cases, those feelings have changed a lot and there may be quite a bit of resentment between the two of you. In a best-case scenario, Read more..

Freedom & Responsibility: My Teen’s Behavior is Causing Chaos at Home. Why Does He Act Like This?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we receive inquiries from many parents looking for help getting their teen’s behavior under control. Unruly teenage behavior can cause distress for every member of the household. This article is the first in a series designed to give information and tips to correct your teen’s behavior. The teen years can be Read more..

Your Son Wants To Go To Military School, But Is That The Right Call?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we receive numerous emails from teenagers who realize that they need more structure in their life. They understand that their current school won’t help them meet their goals, and they want something more. We are writing on this topic to help parents understand the difference between a military school and a Read more..

Dealing With Grief: Talking Death & Loss With Your Teen

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents who are worried about their teens after a recent loss. Following the death of a loved one, teens often struggle with processing their grief – which manifests itself in different ways. Sometimes grief, sometimes anger, and more. We are writing on the topic today to help Read more..

How To Help Your Son Be A Positive Influence To His Teen Peers

The adolescent years are a flurry of new experiences. Teens start to pull away from their families, develop new friendships, develop romantic relationships, and become more independent. At Sundance Canyon Academy, a residential treatment center for troubled boys,, we have helped countless families navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. If your teen son is Read more..

As A Parent Should I Be Worried About My Kids Using Discord?

The staff at Sundance Canyon Academy try to keep up with the current trends and issues facing our students and their families. We know that teen life can be challenging, especially when the popular trends change so frequently. Today, we are writing about the Discord platform. This article should give you the information you need Read more..

My Son Doesn’t Seem To Have Any Friends. Should I Be Concerned?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, our therapists have worked with numerous students who suffer the negative effects of loneliness. The teenage years are an important time to develop new friendships and learn how to interact with peers. Teens who have difficulty making friends can struggle with a variety of mental health problems. If you are concerned Read more..

How To Help For An Adopted Child Who Is Suddenly Acting Out

Raising an adopted child can be significantly different from raising a biological child. For starters, they haven’t known you their whole life. Whatever happened in their life before you stepped in will play a significant role in their development. So, it’s not uncommon for adopted teens to act out. Adopted children often come from troubled Read more..

How To Talk To Your Other Kids When You Send One To A Therapeutic Boarding School

When preparing to send one of your children to a therapeutic boarding school, there’s a lot to consider. Of course, you need to prepare your child for attending the school, but what about your other kids? If your other children will continue attending their traditional schools, they will likely have many questions and might experience Read more..