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[...]

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[...]

Is Your Son Cussing Out Everybody? Teen Boarding Schools Can Help With Swearing Issues

When you first hear your child use a swear word, it can be a little disconcerting. Depending on your son’s age, your reaction might vary. When little kids use those words, they’re typically just trying out a new word that they’ve heard. So, you probably don’t take it too seriously. When teens and tweens use[...]

Depression Denial? How To Talk To Your Struggling Teen Son

As a parent, it can feel overwhelming when your child struggles with mental health problems. Learning how to talk to your struggling teen son about his depression is key to helping him overcome it. Your son might be reluctant to talk about it at first, or he might be experiencing depression denial. By bringing the[...]

Why Does My Teen Son Break Everything When He’s Mad?

Teens are known for being moody and getting frustrated easily. Sometimes, their frustration can lead to sulking and regressing to their room. Other times, it can lead to angry outbursts. This period of adolescence is an important time for teens to learn appropriate ways to deal with frustration. Some teens vent their frustration far more[...]

How To Help Teen Son Struggling With Identity?

The teenage years are filled with changes. As a parent, it can be confusing to watch your kids hit puberty and (seemingly overnight) start to change into a new person. They begin to develop new interests and might even change their friend groups. However, some kids struggle more than others with finding their identity during[...]

Preparing Your ADHD Teen For Getting a Job

Summer jobs are a right of passage for many teenagers. Being able to earn their own money and be less reliant on their parents is a huge step toward independence. Kids who start working during their high school years are also more likely to develop life skills to help them as an adult. However, maintaining[...]

Is Your Teen Too Into TikTok?

Social media addiction has become problematic in the past few years for both teens and adults. Social media apps like TikTok are designed to keep users engaged and make sure that they keep coming back for more. App designers have done a great job incorporating features that lure us back to our smartphones even when[...]

The Importance Of Discussing Teen Suicide Even If Your Teen Is Not In Danger Of Self Harm

The teen years have a reputation for being fraught with emotional ups and downs. One minute, you’ve got a happy, playful kid. The next minute, you’ve got a sullen teenager. The influx of hormones during adolescence can cause major mood swings that drive parents crazy. Unfortunately, these mood swings tend to coincide with the teen’s[...]

Chicken Or The Egg: Is Your Teen Not Sleeping Due To Stress, Or Stressed Due To Not Sleeping?

It’s pretty common for teens, and adults, to have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, it shouldn’t be chronic. If your teen regularly struggles with sleeping enough even though they’re going to bed on time and trying to get enough rest, consider bringing them to a doctor. Some sleep problems can be caused by[...]