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What Types of Limits Should Kids Have During Quarantine?

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[...]

Help Your Teen Take an Interest in Their Health

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[...]

Why Therapeutic Boarding Schools Are The Safest Environment For Your Child

Why Therapeutic Boarding Schools Are The Safest Environment For Your Child

Many troubled teens struggle with safety—sometimes, they are a danger to others or themselves. With the heightened concerns with coronavirus, there is also the danger that a troubled teen will leave the house, become an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19, and pass it to more vulnerable family members. Here at Sundance Canyon Academy, we have worked[...]

Help For Your Son After Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

Help For Your Son After Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

The trauma of losing a loved one can have a lasting impact on your teenage son, with consequences that can lead to destructive behavior. In many cases, this turning of grief into self-destruction is due to societal pressures on teenage boys, who are often taught that they can't show emotions like sadness and depression. To[...]

My Son Has Given Up On School. Now What?

Troubled Teenage Boy Has Given Up On School

It isn't uncommon for teens to hit snags in their education, particularly teenage boys who are high-energy and have a tough time sitting through 7-8 hours of school a day. A few bad grades and failed tests can be overcome with study and make-up work. But, if your son has given up on school entirely,[...]

My Son’s Troubles Started At School. Now It’s Trouble With The Law. What Can I Do?

Troubled Teenage Boy Arrested

Teens are known for pushing boundaries, from cutting class to staying out beyond their curfew. While these behaviors shouldn't be encouraged, many parents take them in stride as the independence-testing that they are and reign in their teenagers successfully. But it's not always that easy to get your teen on the right path. Sometimes, those[...]

Why The “Quick Fix” of Boot Camps Doesn’t Stick

Why The “Quick Fix” of Boot Camps Doesn’t Stick

There’s nothing like having a teen acting out, yelling at you, slamming doors, and being out at all hours for your average parent long to send them to a military school or boot camp. The crisp imagery of lined up young men and women, following orders and generally behaving properly, is incredibly appealing. However, it[...]

Parents: Sending Your Son To A Therapeutic Boarding Schools Doesn’t Mean You’ve Failed Him

Parents - Sending Your Son To A Therapeutic Boarding Schools Doesn't Mean You've Failed Him

Feeling like they failed their teenage son can hold some parents back from enrolling their teen in a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys. But there are services and structured environments that teenage boys can benefit from significantly that are not available outside of a therapeutic boarding school. Also, the longer troubled teen boys go[...]

Grandparents with Custody of Out-of-Control Teen—We Can Help

Grandparents with Custody of Out-of-Control Teen - We Can Help

Over 2.4 million grandparents in America are currently raising their grandchildren as the sole guardians. That isn’t factoring in grandparents who share the duties with one or more of the children’s parents. As for the children themselves, it has been estimated that there are over 13 million children in American whose grandparents have sole custody.[...]

How Time at a Therapeutic Boarding School Can Stop The Family Discord

How Time at a Therapeutic Boarding School Can Stop The Family Discord

Sending your teenager to a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens is a tough decision to make, as it impacts the whole family. Yet, the benefits often strongly outweigh any reservations there may be. These benefits aren’t only seen by the teen attending a therapeutic boarding school. As troubled teens receive the help they need,[...]