6 Ways To Help Your Son Develop Social Skills

The teenage years are often tricky, and with more socializing done via technology, some teen boys struggle to develop the social skills that girls often find easier to acquire. Also, many boys aren’t taught how to socialize outside of playing sports together, making natural social skills difficult for some boys. While a certain amount of […]

I’m Afraid My Teen Will Slip Back Into Bad Habits After Graduating From a Therapeutic Boarding School

Deciding to send their struggling teenager to a therapeutic boarding school is a tough decision for any parent. After making that tough decision, parents want to be sure that their teens are successful when their children return home. Here at Help Your Teen Now, we have talked to parents at all stages of their journeys […]

Therapeutic Boarding Schools Help Struggling Teens See a Bright Future

Misbehavior from teenagers is generally met with discipline and zero-tolerance punishments. But, for teens who are struggling with trauma, mental health, and other deep-seated issues, this kind of response to their behavior often fans the flames of defiance and anger. Over time, the cycle of acting out, punishment, and anger can make these troubled teens […]

Study Find That Teenage Opioid Use is Linked to Parental Use

There are a wide variety of reasons why parents may find themselves in possession of opioids—from injury recovery to part of a medical pain management regime. However, most parents never want to find out that their teenagers have snuck some of their prescription opioids, especially as opioid abuse is often a path to other troubling […]

Teens Need to Know #TheRealCost of Vaping

For many parents, the marketing of e-cigarettes and other vaping products is likely eerily familiar, and it should be. E-cigarettes are following the same tactics as big tobacco companies. Unfortunately, the constant insistence of “just water vapor” and “no smell, like cigarettes” has convinced many teens to use products like Juul, Moti, Bo One, and […]

You Can’t Treat the Individual Without Treating the Family

When there is a troubled teen in the home, the impact is felt throughout the entire family. Parents struggle to find something that works to help their struggling teenager, while siblings can feel neglected, or worse, are terrorized by their troubled sibling. Since it is clear that having a troubled teen at home has an […]

Help Your Teen Develop a Positive Self-Identity in These 8 Ways

Part of the struggle of the teenage years is that teens are often looking to determine their sense of identity. Sometimes, this seeking of identity can have hilarious results, from strange fashion trends to particular dance moves. However, some teens may look for their identity in delinquent actions, such as smoking, petty theft, aggression, and […]

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 […]

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