The State Of Teen Mental Health As A Result Of The Covid Pandemic

During the past year, both teens and adults have experienced increased depression and anxiety rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, approximately 10% of American adults reported having symptoms of depression or anxiety. During the pandemic, that number is up to about 40%. With so much upheaval both at work and at home, Read more..

Does My Teen Son Have Unhealthy Body Image?

When we talk about body image, self-esteem often comes to mind. Though body image plays a role in self-esteem, it’s not the whole package. Body image refers specifically to how someone feels about the way their body looks. If someone has a healthy body image, they are happy with the way they look and are Read more..

4 Lifechanging Skills Teens Can Learn Through Attending Therapeutic Boarding Schools

A significant component of the teenage years is learning life skills that will be useful for adulthood. For many troubled teens, simply surviving high school seems to take precedence over learning new skills. If you are concerned that your teen son is struggling too much with mental health or addiction problems to focus on necessary Read more..

Is Rehab Necessary For Teens Using Marijuana?

It’s far from unheard of for teens to try things like drugs and alcohol. However, it’s tough to know when your teen’s marijuana use has moved past experimentation and into addiction. You may be wondering if rehab is necessary for teens using marijuana. The answer is: maybe. Teen addiction often starts with the common “gateway” Read more..

Why Does My Son Stay Locked In His Room All Day?

The teenage years come with a slew of new behaviors that can be tough for families to deal with. Many parents especially struggle when their teens start to spend more time locked in their rooms than hanging out with the family. Even though you know it’s coming, it hurts when the little kid who always Read more..

What To Do When You Catch Your Son Stealing From The Medicine Cabinet

The ebb and flow of teen trends extend to the world of drugs and alcohol as well. As has been the case for many years, teenagers’ primary drug of choice is still marijuana. However, prescription drug use has become increasingly popular for teens and tweens in the past decade. Pharmaceuticals are easy to come by, Read more..

Is Your Son Faking Sick To Get Out Of School? He Might Be Getting Bullied.

Sundance Canyon Academy provides a positive environment for troubled teen boys who need a bigger support system in their lives. Unfortunately, bullying is a common occurrence in many schools, and teens who are bullied suffer with higher rates of depression and anxiety because of it. If you are worried that your teen son is showing Read more..

My Teen Is Being Reckless – How Do I Talk To Him?

It’s no shock anymore when we see teens engaging in reckless behavior. It almost seems like that’s just what teenagers are supposed to do — drive fast, try drugs and alcohol, and generally live impetuously. But why do the teen years so often coincide with dangerous or reckless behavior? There’s a long-standing debate about whether Read more..

How Much Of An Impact Does Social Isolation Have On Teens?

It’s normal for teens to want some alone time. You may notice that your teen son is starting to spend more time in his room rather than interacting with the family and hanging out with friends. If your son needs some personal space from time to time, there’s no need for concern. However, if your Read more..

Is Vaping A Gateway To Worse Things For Teens?

Sundance Canyon Academy has helped numerous teens overcome their battle with addiction and substance abuse. If your teen son struggles with addiction and substance use, contact us today to find out how we can help your family. Rather than using the harsh methods of military schools and boot camps, our staff is trained in a Read more..