Military Schools and Boot Camps Are Outdated Ways for Helping Teens

There was a time when parents thought that the best answer for out-of-control teens was to send them to a military school or boot camp. And teens may have changed their behavior while they were at these facilities in order to avoid the harsh consequences of not obeying the rules. However, the change in behavior Read more..

Teenage Substance Problems? Find Help at A Program for Out of Control Teens

Their Life and Health is at Risk A parent’s first concern about a teen with substance abuse problems is that the teen’s life is in danger. Teens who take drugs risk dying from an accidental overdose. They could get in a car accident while driving under the influence, or become involved in the violence that Read more..

Why A Summer Camp for Troubled Youth Might Not Be Long Enough

Let’s start with this question. If your teen has had behavioral, emotional, or psychological problems for the last few years, or even a good part of their lives, is a short stay at a summer camp going to be enough to fully help them with these problems? You have probably tried for years to help Read more..

The Differences of ADD and ADHD In Teens

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly are ADD and ADHD? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. At one time these were considered two distinct diagnoses, but now ADD is considered a type of ADHD. ADD is more correctly called Inattentive type ADHD. ADHD is a medical term Read more..

Teenage Mental Health In A Time Of A Pandemic

Teens across the county have had their lives turned upside down by COVID-19. The day-to-day structure of school, friends, and extra-curricular activities has come to a screeching halt. Even summer break hasn’t included the standard level of fun and relaxation that they’ve come to expect. This upheaval is leading to increased anxiety and depression for Read more..

Coronavirus Affecting Your Teen’s OCD? Here’s How To Help

People of all ages have had their mental health impacted by the novel coronavirus and the restrictions that have come as part of the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, unlike adults, teenagers don’t have the same resources and know-how to manage their mental health, so it is up for parents to step Read more..

How To Get Your Teen To Pitch In And Do Their Part

Most teens go through periods when they complain about or “forget” to do the household chores you’ve given them. Doing chores not only teaches teens about being responsible, but they also learn about family relationships and working together for a common good. Helping your teen develop a positive attitude and work ethic is essential for Read more..

What Types of Limits Should Kids Have During Quarantine?

Following quarantine restrictions helps prevent the spread of Covid 19, but it also puts extra stress on families who are all stuck at home together. During normal times, psychologists recommend that teens be allowed 2-3 hours a day of recreational screen time – which means free time to watch tv, or use their computers or Read more..

Help Your Teen Take an Interest in Their Health

This summer has some extra challenges for teenagers and their parents. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, many summer activities have been canceled, recreational centers are closed, and health officials recommend avoiding close contact with others. More and more news stories focus on health issues during this pandemic– not only physical health but mental and emotional Read more..

How Can I Help My Teen Get Through COVID-19 Anxiety?

Many people are struggling with anxiety at this time due to COVID-19, whether they or their loved ones are high-risk for contracting more severe forms of the coronavirus, or due to economic concerns. While adults may have the tools to manage their anxiety, teenagers are also experiencing high levels of anxiety and need the help Read more..