Plenty of teenagers don’t enjoy going to school. They don’t want to wake up early. They don’t want to sit in class all day. They certainly don’t want to bring the assignments home and study or do homework. High school isn’t always fun and can be a lot of work. You might want your teen Read more..
Parenting isn’t an easy job. From the time you take your baby home from the hospital or bring an adopted child into your life, the work begins. You’re now a parent 24/7, and life changes. All your other day-to-day responsibilities still exist, but the new child takes precedence over everything else. You hope it will Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, our focus is on family and individual development. We know that teens see more success when they have a bond with their parents and feel like a valued members of the family. We are writing on this topic today to help parents come up with ideas to spend time with their Read more..
Being the parent of a teen with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is extremely difficult. Their unruly behavior can drive you to your breaking point. Some of the common symptoms of RAD in teens include: Lying Rebelling against parents Purposefully irritating others Purposefully saying hurtful things Destroying others’ property Stealing others’ property Being avoidant or uncaring Read more..
As kids turn into adolescents, they go through many changes. Physically, they get bigger and start looking more like the adults they’re becoming. Mentally, they start to separate themselves from family and spend more time with friends and peers. They are literally becoming adults, and it’s an awkward transformation. You probably don’t need to keep Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents who are overwhelmed with their teen son’s behavior problems. Teenage moodiness and poor behavior are all too common, and those parents share the struggle of living with difficult attitudes. Today, we are writing on this topic to give some tips for making it through a difficult Read more..
Having a defiant teenager in the house causes many problems. It makes life difficult for you, and it makes life difficult for the other kids in the house as well. When you can’t trust that your teenage son will follow any of your rules, there’s no telling what he will do! You still want the Read more..
When you’ve got a defiant teenager in your home, setting boundaries is extremely important. Figuring out how to discipline a problematic teenager is no easy task, though. You don’t want to harp on them for every little thing all the time, but you also don’t want them to learn that they can get away with Read more..
In some ways, being a teenager in today’s world is the same as it’s always been. They still go through the same awkward stages of puberty. They still want to spend more time with their friends than with their family. They still try to branch out on their own and exhibit more independence. The teen Read more..
Are you fostering a teen for the first time? Here are some tips for new foster parents to help them adjust to common fostering issues. At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have worked with countless foster tees to help them overcome behavior problems related to a traumatic childhood. If you are having trouble with a foster Read more..