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[...]

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”[...]

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[...]

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,[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Are My Teens Mental Health Struggles Genetic?

If a specific mental health condition is already present in a family, it is more likely that kids in that family will develop mental health conditions. However, there’s no guarantee that children will inherit mental health struggles from their parents. Though they might be predisposed to certain mental health conditions, there’s a lot that families[...]

Why Does Your Son Refuse To Participate In Family Activities?

As children reach puberty and move into their teenage years, it’s common for them to start spending more time with their friends and less time with their family. But what does it mean when teens refuse to participate in family activities altogether? Sometimes, all they need is more encouragement and structure around their family involvement[...]