Freedom & Responsibility: My Teen’s Behavior is Causing Chaos at Home. Why Does He Act Like This?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we receive inquiries from many parents looking for help getting their teen’s behavior under control. Unruly teenage behavior can cause distress for every member of the household. This article is the first in a series designed to give information and tips to correct your teen’s behavior. The teen years can be[...]

Your Son Wants To Go To Military School, But Is That The Right Call?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we receive numerous emails from teenagers who realize that they need more structure in their life. They understand that their current school won’t help them meet their goals, and they want something more. We are writing on this topic to help parents understand the difference between a military school and a[...]

Dealing With Grief: Talking Death & Loss With Your Teen

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents who are worried about their teens after a recent loss. Following the death of a loved one, teens often struggle with processing their grief - which manifests itself in different ways. Sometimes grief, sometimes anger, and more. We are writing on the topic today to help[...]

How To Help Your Son Be A Positive Influence To His Teen Peers

The adolescent years are a flurry of new experiences. Teens start to pull away from their families, develop new friendships, develop romantic relationships, and become more independent. At Sundance Canyon Academy, a residential treatment center for troubled boys,, we have helped countless families navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. If your teen son is[...]

As A Parent Should I Be Worried About My Kids Using Discord?

The staff at Sundance Canyon Academy try to keep up with the current trends and issues facing our students and their families. We know that teen life can be challenging, especially when the popular trends change so frequently. Today, we are writing about the Discord platform. This article should give you the information you need[...]

My Son Doesn’t Seem To Have Any Friends. Should I Be Concerned?

At Sundance Canyon Academy, our therapists have worked with numerous students who suffer the negative effects of loneliness. The teenage years are an important time to develop new friendships and learn how to interact with peers. Teens who have difficulty making friends can struggle with a variety of mental health problems. If you are concerned[...]

How To Help For An Adopted Child Who Is Suddenly Acting Out

Raising an adopted child can be significantly different from raising a biological child. For starters, they haven’t known you their whole life. Whatever happened in their life before you stepped in will play a significant role in their development. So, it’s not uncommon for adopted teens to act out. Adopted children often come from troubled[...]

How To Talk To Your Other Kids When You Send One To A Therapeutic Boarding School

When preparing to send one of your children to a therapeutic boarding school, there’s a lot to consider. Of course, you need to prepare your child for attending the school, but what about your other kids? If your other children will continue attending their traditional schools, they will likely have many questions and might experience[...]

What To Do When Your Son Shows Anger Towards Pets

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we regularly work with teens who have trouble controlling their anger. Uncontrolled anger leads to fearful situations in the home, where both family members and family pets can take the brunt of the teen’s outbursts. If your teen son’s anger problems are causing stress for your family and even your pets,[...]

Should I Call The Cops On My Own Kid?

If your teen son is out of control and disregards the rules in your house, you may need outside help to get the situation back under control. Sometimes this involves calling the cops, but you might not need such extreme measures. At Sundance Canyon Academy, we work with troubled teen boys to help them understand[...]