Pointers for Parents of Teens: How to Help Your Teens Stay Safe This 4th of July

Fourth of July makes us think of parades, family barbeques, fireworks, and summer fun, but we also need to be aware of the dangers on this holiday, especially for teens.  It’s a shocking statistic, but more teens are killed in traffic accidents on July 4th than any other day of the year. Disturbing Stats From […]

Suicide in the Media and Tragic Effects on Teenagers

13 Reasons Why In 2017 Netflix aired a TV show called 13 Reasons Why (written as TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY), about a 17-year-old girl who recorded a series of tapes in which she explains why she committed suicide. The show focuses on problems typically faced by today’s teens, such as issues with friends and troubles at […]

Dance as a Tool to Help Struggling Teens

Sometimes we forget how hard it is to be a young teenager. The push and pull in their world to fit in can be crippling. The sad truth is, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of 12-year olds around the world. Think about that for a moment. Just as a child is entering […]

International Day of Families: A Day Just To Focus On Being A Family

The United Nations General Assembly established May 15th as the International Day of Families in 1993. The purpose was to celebrate the role of families in society and develop awareness of issues that affect families all around the world. The UN considers the family unit a basic unit of society. For most of us, family […]

May is Mental Health Month- Let’s Support Our Struggling Teens

May has been declared Mental Health Month in an effort to increase awareness and promote discussion about mental health issues. There are many kinds of mental illnesses, and millions of people in our country who suffer from mental health, but the one thing that people with mental illness all have in common is that they […]

Dear Mothers of Troubled Teens in Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Mother’s Day approaches and your family doesn’t look like the scenes portrayed in Hallmark movies or florist commercials. It’s not the perfect family. Here’s a universal truth: There is no perfect family. The reality is that your teen is in a therapeutic boarding school, and you may not be able to visit with him or […]

The Indirect Benefits Of A Boarding School For Your Troubled Son

When considering sending a struggling teenage son to boarding school for troubled teens, most parents are hoping to address the problems which have troubled their son’s future. While the programs at the boarding school will certainly target the emotional, behavioral, and mental issues which brought your troubled teen son to their school, there are also […]

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month: Your Teen Son Definitely Needs to Recognize His Role

Often, teenage boys are a mere footnote in the discussion surrounding teen pregnancy, with most of the responsibility and shame heaped on the pregnant girl. Don’t get us wrong, we here at Liahona Treatment Center are not advocating for greater shame on struggling teens. In fact, we are here to encourage just the opposite for […]

You Suspect Your Teen Has a Drug Addiction, What Do You Do Next?

The signs are there. Your teen has had drastic changes in behavior.  Maybe he’s been more secretive and withdrawn. Maybe she’s been failing her classes at school. Your teen may be sick more often or looks pale and thin.  Maybe you’ve found drug paraphernalia in her room or backpack. Maybe you’ve actually caught him when […]

Top 5 States Looking for Boot Camps for Troubled Teens

Parents in Georgia, Texas, California, Florida, and New York often search for boot camps or military schools when they are looking for help with their troubled teens.  Parents may believe that when teens are out of control, the stern discipline and strong structure of these kinds of schools will “straighten them out”.  Before you decide […]

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