Help For Parents Raising Kids With Attachment Disorders

Sundance Canyon Academy has helped many boys and their families with understanding the difficulty of raising kids with attachment disorders, which is why we're writing on the topic. As a school for troubled teen boys, we help young men by having them work with our specialized therapy team at a residential treatment facility. If you[...]

Teaching Resiliency To Teens During Tough Times

Teaching Resiliency To Teens During Tough Times As adults, we can fall into the trap of idealizing childhood. It’s easy to feel nostalgic and think about “the good ol’ days” as if childhood and adolescence were actually easy. Adolescence is extremely difficult! For children who have experienced trauma in the form of abuse, bullying, neglect,[...]

Fostering A Sense Of Service In Troubled Teenage Boys

When we think about service opportunities, it’s common for large projects to come to mind. We might think of working in a soup kitchen or volunteering at an animal shelter. However, service can become more of a mindset than anything else. Having a sense of service includes being kind in everyday life, not just in[...]

Why Teens Sometimes Succumb To Peer Pressure

Think back to your teenage years and you will probably remember the feeling: fear that everyone will think you’re not cool and that they won’t want you to hang out with them anymore. That fear leads a lot of teens to do things they might not otherwise do. Whether it’s smoking, drinking, or any other[...]

Not Being On Track To Graduate Doesn’t Mean Your Son Isn’t Capable

Learning that your teen is not on track to graduate on time is upsetting. It can disrupt your plans for your own life and for the future that you envision for your child. However, having a son who is not on track to graduate isn’t the end of the world. If you take action quickly,[...]

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so it’s time to talk about a very difficult topic. Unlike the other leading causes of death among teens, suicide is 100% preventable. However, CDC reporting is showing that the suicide rate across the country has been rising steadily since 1999. If you are looking for help for your[...]

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[...]