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[...]

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[...]

Is Your Son Going A Million Directions At Once? How To Help Him Focus

At Sundance Canyon Academy, we have worked with countless students who needed additional help learning how to focus. Teens who have ADD or ADHD regularly struggle with time management, focus, and following through with their responsibilities. We are writing on this topic to help parents learn strategies to help their teens focus more and follow[...]

You Caught Your Teen Sneaking Out. How Do You Handle It?

We know it could happen at some point, but we hope that it won't. Teens are notorious for pushing boundaries and breaking the rules. So, it's no surprise that a teenager would try to sneak out of the house. However, it might be a shock to catch YOUR teen sneaking out. If they've been secretive[...]

What’s The Difference Between Distress And Stress In Teen Boys?

When teenage boys experience too much negative stress, they look for ways to reduce the stress and level back out. Some find healthy coping mechanisms like joining a sports team or playing music. Others develop negative coping skills like drinking or doing drugs. In both situations, the teens blow off some steam and calm back[...]

Challenges Unique To Gen Z

Each generation comes with its own set of pros and cons. Being born during a certain time in history gives us a perspective unique from other age groups. "Gen Z" refers to anyone born between 1997 and 2012. Today's Gen Z kids range in age from 9 (still a kid) to 24 (a young adult).[...]

Put Differences With Your Ex Aside To Help Your Struggling Teen

Divorce is hard on everyone. If you’re going through a divorce, you’re bound to have some hard feelings towards your ex. And in all likelihood, they probably have some hard feelings towards you too. The whole process is stressful, hurtful, and generally upsetting. You probably just want it to be done as fast as possible[...]

Is Your Son Too Positive? Is That A Thing?

When we talk about “toxic” traits in people, positivity rarely comes up. Positivity is typically thought of as a good thing. Looking at the bright side of a bad situation and generally staying optimistic are both pretty good traits. However, toxic positivity does exist. It’s just a little harder to spot. If you are worried[...]

What Is Acceptance And Commitment Therapy And How Does It Help Teen Boys?

The teenage years are a swirl of emotions. As kids reach puberty, they get an influx of hormones that change everything from their bodies to their brain function. Kids start to grow larger and adjust to what is becoming their adult body. Meanwhile, they begin to have increased romantic attractions and feel the need to[...]