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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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[...]

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[...]

3 Ideas To Help Your Teen Reach Graduation


According to KidsCount.Org, about 15% of high school students in the U.S. do not graduate on time (after four years in high school). If your teen is struggling with school, or has already missed the chance to graduate on time, here’s what you can do to help them reach graduation: Don’t Give Up; Don’t Let[...]

How Can I Teach My Teenager Manners?


Of course, you taught your child to say “please” and “thank you” and to take turns, and not to talk with their mouths full. So, why does your teenager act like they have forgotten their manners? Teens often think being polite is just not cool. Sometimes teens forget to use the manners they’ve been taught,[...]

Where The Line Of Disrespect Has Been Crossed


A common issue that comes up when talking to our program advisors here at Sundance Canyon Academy is how parents have been disrespected by their teens. While a certain amount of boundary-pushing is part of growing up, there are times where the line of outright disrespect has been crossed. It can be tough for parents[...]

Is My Teen Right? Was Taking The Car & Phone Away Too Much?


Discipling children is always going to be a hot-button topic. If a parent takes away their kid's car keys or smartphones, there will be people who approve, others who say kids shouldn't have those things in the first place, and another group will condemn the parent as an authoritarian. Unsurprisingly, many teenagers who have had[...]

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,[...]