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Factors That Set Boarding Schools in Utah Apart From Other Therapeutic Programs

Parents looking for insight on what kinds of programs are best for their struggling teens are often bombarded with information on everything from therapeutic practices to medication ads. Even once parents narrow their options down to looking at therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens, there is still a bewildering array of options available. However, one […]

A Little Encouragement for When You Feel Like Giving Up…

Parenting is not an easy job. It demands love and kindness, patience and strength, and making a lot of difficult decisions. When you parent a troubled teen, the job can become overwhelming. Your family life is in chaos, and your teen seems determined to self-destruct. Some days you may feel like you’re ready to just […]

Helping a Manipulative Teenager Without Reinforcing Behavior

The teenage years can often feel like an ongoing struggle between parents and their teens, especially as older adolescents feel a greater need for independence. However, instead of being openly defiant or honest about desires for personal autonomy, some teens decide that behaving manipulatively is the way to get what they want. If you have […]

Compulsive Lying: A Deeper Look at Why Teens Do It & What Your Options Are

Lying is a normal part of development, particularly when children are young. Yet, most parents don’t like to think that their children lie to them. But the reality is that there is research that points to teenagers being the one age group that lies the most. Likely, you have had to come to grips with […]

Disarming Emotionally Abusive Teenagers

Abuse of any kind is incredibly difficult for a person to deal with, especially if it is something as insidious as emotional abuse. Yet, parents of emotionally abusive teenagers are in a particularly tough position. For one thing, many parents feel ashamed to admit that their teenagers’ behavior is uncontrollable and abusive. There aren’t the […]

Teen Boot Camps Can Make Matters Worse – Here’s How

When a teen acts defiant, belligerent, and disobedient, parents might think that a boot camp for teens will straighten the kid out. What parents don’t realize is that these boot camps for troubled teens can often make matters worse and not better. What are Teen Boot Camps? Teen boot camps are punishment-based programs with military-style […]

Family Therapy to Heal Wounds & Progress Together

When a teen has emotional, psychological, or behavioral problems, the entire family is thrown into turmoil. While it is essential for a troubled teen to get individual therapy, family therapy is also an important part of the healing process. Teens in family therapy, as well as individual therapy, show a higher rate of successful treatment […]

Schools for Troubled Teens Highlight: Liahona Treatment Center

Liahona Treatment Center is a mental health treatment center, for boys ages 12 – 17. Liahona offers a safe, supportive, and controlled therapeutic environment, for teens with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems, such as depression, substance abuse, defiance, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harming behaviors, and poor social skills. Unlike other schools for troubled teens, […]

Grieving Loss in Adolescence: Helping Your Teen Cope with Loss in Healthy Ways

Loss can be hard to deal with at any age. Yet, the teenage years are often when people experience their first serious loss when everything is already so difficult. So, if a teen learns poor coping mechanisms at this stage in life, it can cause lasting damage. Whether a is grieving the loss of a […]

Coping With Your Troubled Teen During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family, gratitude, and goodwill towards all. Problem is, if you have a troubled teen in the house, you likely have a good deal of disruption already on your hands. It can make the approaching holidays more stressful as you try to figure out how to cope with your struggling […]

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