Teen Help Blog

Protecting My Teen From Being Catfished

Protecting My Teen From Being Catfished

Parenting teenagers today is challenging -- it is not only about their lives offline, but now parents need to be fully aware of their digital activity. How can you protect your teen from being catfished?    We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over...

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How Boxing Helps Teenage Mental Health

How Boxing Helps Teenage Mental Health

Teenage anger and aggression have been a common concern for parents of adolescents. Research has shown that non-contact boxing can provide a cathartic release of anger, aggression, stress, and the dissipation of anxious energy’.   Boxing may not seem like the...

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Social Anxiety In Teens

Social Anxiety In Teens

Help with troubled teenagers can stem from many teen issues such as; depression, teens doing drugs, negative peer groups, and more. However social anxiety disorder in teens affects 1 in 3 adolescents across the country.   Social anxiety is a common teenage mental...

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How to Talk to My Teen About Bad Grades

How to Talk to My Teen About Bad Grades

Most teenagers are smart, yet many are not working up to their academic potential. How can you talk to your teen about bad grades without deflating their self-esteem to get them back on the right path? Are you dealing with an intelligent teen that is underachieving?...

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Why Teens Need Curfews

Why Teens Need Curfews

Parenting teens is not for the faint of heart, and it is one reason why teens need curfews put in place. Studies have proven that curfews can keep teens out of trouble.   Curfews are an important part of raising teenagers. They help make sure your teen is safe...

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Teen Home Plan After Residential Treatment

Teen Home Plan After Residential Treatment

It's the most commonly asked question by parents, what happens after their teenager graduates a behavioral therapeutic school? What is the home plan after residential treatment?   It is completely normal for parents to be apprehensive about their teen coming...

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Safe Schools for Troubled Teens

Safe Schools for Troubled Teens

Are you searching for safe places to send troubled teens? Where are the safe schools for troubled teens?   A simple online search for "schools for troubled teens" yields over 13.5 million results! Help for troubled teens can be challenging.   Are you dealing...

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3 Reasons for Therapeutic Boarding Schools

3 Reasons for Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Are you searching for help for your troubled teenager and considering a therapeutic boarding school?    A simple online search for "therapeutic boarding schools" yield over 3 million results! What is the reason so many families are in need of these places to send...

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Teen Cutting and Self-Harm Prevention

Teen Cutting and Self-Harm Prevention

Parenting difficult teenagers is challenging, however the trend of teens cutting themselves and self-harming behavior has been increasing over the years. It's very concerning not only to parents, but to mental health professionals.   Although self-harm is more...

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Teen Mental Health Care Options

Teen Mental Health Care Options

Teenage mental health is a growing concern with parents, since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled. Mental illness in teens is more common than people realize, and many types of mental illnesses are treatable.   Getting your teen mental health care...

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What Causes Teen Stress?

What Causes Teen Stress?

Did you know that many teens suffer more stress than adults? According to research by the American Psychological Association for the Stress, teen stress rivals that of adults.   Since 2020 studies have revealed that teen depression and anxiety has doubled....

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Why Is My Teen Depressed?

Why Is My Teen Depressed?

Teenage sadness and depression rates have been climbing since 2020. Parents are asking this question, "Why is my teen depressed?"    There can be many reasons for your teen to be feeling sad or depressed. While no one can explain exactly why, many experts say...

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What Teens Are Facing Behind Their Screens

What Teens Are Facing Behind Their Screens

Teen cellphone addiction is one of the most common concerns we hear from parents, it is not only about what teens are facing behind their screens, but it is about what parents are missing.   A new book delves into this issue -- What are teens actually doing on...

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Questions to Ask Parent References

Questions to Ask Parent References

Searching for places to send troubled teens is exhausting and stressful -- especially when you are making this major decision for your teenager and family. Be prepared with informative questions to ask parent references.   Since 2001 we have been educating...

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Treatment for Teen Behavioral Issues

Treatment for Teen Behavioral Issues

It is crushing for parents that are dealing with a teen that is struggling with behavioral issues that are beyond their control and they have exhausted their local options for help.     For many, these are (were) good teens, smart, athletic, outgoing – now they...

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My Teen Wants to Become an Influencer

My Teen Wants to Become an Influencer

Your teenager just announced they don't need school anymore; they want to become an influencer -- parenting has new challenges since the rise of technology.   According to one study, 98 percent of middle school and high school student would like to be a social...

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Can a Life Coach Help My Troubled Teen?

Can a Life Coach Help My Troubled Teen?

Are you searching for help for your troubled teenager and slowly exhausting your local resources? How can a life coach help your troubled teen?   Teen life coaches are a resource that more and more parents are using before deciding on places to send troubled...

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Teen Alcohol Use and Underage Drinking

Teen Alcohol Use and Underage Drinking

Many parents underestimate the dangers alcohol poses to teenagers, it is the most used drug by youth and the biggest drug problem teenagers face today.   Alcohol poisoning, car crashes, homicides, and suicides are among the increased risks teens face when they've...

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How to Handle a Rebellious Teen

How to Handle a Rebellious Teen

Has your teen turned your home into a battleground with their rebellious attitude? Do you need help for your troubled teen?   A rebellious teen can be extremely challenging and frustrating to not only parents, but to the entire family.   Are you facing:...

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Help For Struggling Young Adults

Help For Struggling Young Adults

Help for struggling young adults has become a growing concern among parents across the country. Whether it's a loss of direction, lack of social skills, substance use or simply a failure to launch, some young adults seem stuck.   One simple online search for...

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4 Reasons Why Teens Steal

4 Reasons Why Teens Steal

Did you discover your teen is stealing money from you? Is your teen using your credit card -- to order things online, possibly drugs? Has your teen been arrested for stealing?   It can be extremely frustrating and challenging to parents that raise their children...

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Does Your Teen Want to Drop Out of School?

Does Your Teen Want to Drop Out of School?

More and more parents are facing either their teenager wanting to drop out of school or their young adult wanting to quit college. In some situations, it can start as early as middle school -- your young teen will start skipping classes saying they are stupid.  ...

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Digital Self-Harm

Digital Self-Harm

Digital self-harm with teens is a trend parents need to be concerned about. What is digital self-harm? It's the “anonymous online posting, sending, or otherwise sharing of hurtful content about oneself.”   What motivates a teen to want bully or humiliate...

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How Bullying Impacts Teenage Mental Health

How Bullying Impacts Teenage Mental Health

The long-lasting impact of teenage mental health from bullying can be significant. Being bullied, especially as a teenager, can not only be humiliating, but it can also be extremely detrimental to your child's self-worth.   Generations earlier have failed to...

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Why Behavioral Therapy Can Help Your Teen

Why Behavioral Therapy Can Help Your Teen

How behavioral therapy can help your troubled teen?   Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy looks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors....

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What Causes Teenage Mental Health Issues?

What Causes Teenage Mental Health Issues?

What can cause teenage mental health issues and how can you support your child that seems to be emotionally struggling?   Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled, many experts blame the increase of screen-time as part of the cause.   Is your teen...

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Does My Teen Need Residential Treatment

Does My Teen Need Residential Treatment

Are you searching for help for your troubled teen? How will you know when it's escalated beyond typical teenage behavior?   Deciding on residential treatment or a therapeutic boarding school for a troubled teen is probably one of the biggest decisions a parent...

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What is the Goal of Residential Treatment?

What is the Goal of Residential Treatment?

Making the decision to choose residential treatment for your problem teen is a major emotional and financial decision.   One big question parents want to know is, what is the goal of residential treatment and why is it any different than getting help at home?...

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