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Celebrating Thanksgiving With Teens At A Therapeutic Boarding School

If your teen is going to be still attending a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens or you are considering sending your teen away before the holidays begin, it may be tough to know how to celebrate Thanksgiving. As your parental advocate and expert on troubled teen programs, we parents here at Help Your Teen […]

Therapeutic Boarding Schools: Medical Licensing and Services

If you’ve been considering sending your struggling teenager to a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, you are likely wondering what qualifications these schools possess to be caring for your child. Therapeutic boarding schools are not a homogenous group, and there can be high variability in what your troubled teen will receive depending on where […]

Teasing VS Bullying: Helping Adults and Youth Recognize the Difference

Bullying can often be dismissed as teasing. Some people use the two terms interchangeably, but teasing and bullying are not the same kinds of actions. This distinction is due to how teasing affects people differently than how bullying affects others. Researchers have been continually finding disturbing links between suicidal ideation and bullying. The researchers also […]

National Bullying Prevention Month: What to do when your teen is the bully

While no parent wants to hear that their child is being bullied, it can feel even worse to find out that your child is the bully. However, when troubled teens turn to bullying others, often the only way the bullying teen will change is with the help of their parents. As October is National Bullying […]

Licensing and Regulations Followed By Residential Treatment Centers

Any organization that works with a vulnerable population, such as struggling teenagers, should be licensed and highly regulated. However, residential treatment centers for troubled teens have widely varying levels of licensing and regulation. There Is No Federal Oversight For Residential Treatment Centers At this time, there is no federal regulation or oversight body dedicated to […]

Common Methods Of Payment For Youth Residential Treatment Centers

It can be expensive to send your son or daughter to a residential treatment center for teens. If you are concerned about how you will afford treatment for your troubled teen, we wanted to review some of the common methods of payment that other parents utilize. Loans Help Pay For Residential Treatment Centers One of […]

Positive Teen Parenting: 5 Ways To Prevent Teens From Sexting

On average, kids get their first smartphone at 10.3 years, catapulting them into the digital world. Once they’ve reached this rite of passage, much of their social interaction revolves around their phone and other devices. This may include their first forays into sexuality. One in four teens has engaged in sexting or been sexted by […]

Holistic Learning At Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Standard educational methods often fall short when it comes to preparing teenagers to become successful young adults. This shortfall becomes glaringly apparent when trying to help a troubled teen succeed in the public school system. When this system breaks down, troubled teens often experience suspensions and expulsions, but nothing to really help the teen catch […]

Avoiding Boot Camps as a Form Of Treatment For Your Aggressive Teen Son

When a teen starts to act out aggressively, it can seem like a natural conclusion to send the troubled teen away to a youth boot camp. That way, the militaristic discipline can “straighten them out” for the parents. However, this plan can often backfire and return the teen home with amplified aggressive behaviors. Boot Camps […]

Experts No Longer Recommend Youth Boot Camps For Behavior Modification

When looking for ways to help your troubled teen change their negative behaviors, you may have come across youth boot camps as a potential solution. However,  many experts have found that not only do boot camps not work but these kinds of programs can actually encourage recidivism (repeated criminal behavior). Boot Camps Are A Short-Term […]

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