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What You Can Expect From Instructors At Sundance Canyon Academy

Teens with severe emotional and behavioral issues often require more help than parents can provide. When your teen’s behavior spirals out of control and no amount of reasoning or discipline seems to work, it might be time to seek help from qualified professionals who specialize in helping troubled teens. As a premier residential treatment center […]

Where Does Parental Authority Come From

It’s common to hear parents lamenting that their teens don’t recognize or respect their authority anymore. But just what is parental authority and why is it important? In simple terms, parental authority refers to the rights and obligations that parents have that lets them make decisions for their children from the time they are born […]

Getting Your Teen to Detach from Toxic Technology

A study was released just this year that shows some very depressing statistics. Of 5600 children between 12 and 17 surveyed, 34% had been cyberbullied, with 17% of those being within the last 30 days. That included name calling, threats and cyberstalking. That isn’t the only concern to consider. Facebook has been found to exacerbate […]

How Healthy Addictions Can Become Hindersome

Addiction, whether to gambling, alcohol, drugs, shopping, etc., can be detrimental to someone’s well-being. Left unchecked, it can wreak havoc with a person’s life, affecting their health, finances, academics and family. But what about healthy addictions? Are they ok or can you take them too far? Can a healthy addiction become just as dangerous as […]

Using The S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Method In Your Home

30 If you want to set regular goals in your household and then see them succeed, then you need to use the S.M.A.R.T method: setting goals that are Sustainable, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely. S – Specific Goals Are Best Specific goals help the goal setter know exactly what they need to do to achieve success. […]

De-Weaponizing Your Daughter’s Sexuality

A recent study has shown that while teenage sexual activity has gone down overall in the U.S., one-third of high school students (equally male and female) are engaging in sexual activity. And with hormones running rampant, teenage girls can discover they can use their sexuality to get what they want. However, utilizing their body as […]

What’s The Damage? Help Your Son See How His Attitude Affects His Future

Teenagers can have trouble seeing how their current behavior can affect their futures. As the adult in their life, it is up to you to help them see how a bad attitude can damage their future prospects. Examine Attitude As erratic as a teenage boys behavior can look from the outside, there is usually a […]

Working On Leadership Skills At Home To Teach Your Teen About Discipline

Studies have shown that peer groups that focus on creating connections between high risk teens can be incredibly beneficial in developing li developing social and life skills, while curbing detrimental behavioral problems. But this kind of thinking can actually begin at home. You can teach your child about life, discipline and skills by living by […]

How Boys Can Learn About Their Character From These Key Challenges

We all wish that we could just make life easy for our children. We would make sure everything goes smoothly, they never have to truly struggle and nothing hurts them. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Sadly it doesn’t work that way and our teenagers will have to face a number of challenges both basic and hurtful […]

5 Key Ways Teens Push Back on Strict Step Parents

No matter what event led to your becoming a step parent (divorce, death, prior birth outside of wedlock), it’s a major adjustment for everyone involved. Any time you take a group of people and blend them into a family, to call it a challenge is a big understatement. When there are teenagers in the household, […]

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