So You Caught Your Teen Sexting, Here’s What To Do Next

For the most part, the parents of today’s current crop of teens didn’t have cell phones when they were teenagers, so they didn’t have to struggle with sexting. That alone can make it difficult for parents to approach their teens about the subject. But once you catch your teen sexting, it is time to step […]

6 Reasons Why Your Teen Hates School (And What To Do About It)

Most parents hear their children say at one point, “I hate school.” As education is their main job, and likely their key source of stress, it is not unusual for teens to express their dislike of school. But problems come up when that dislike goes from the occasional complaint to constant comments on how bad […]

Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The Role of Young Men

Teenage pregnancies were first diagnosed as a major social issue in the 70s and is still a major risk factor facing teens today. Since then there has been plenty of research into which interventions work and which do not. However, there has been a glaring omission when it comes to the role that young men […]

What Parents Need to Know about the Rise in Suicide Attempts by Poisoning

The suicide rate is rising for all age groups across the United States, but especially among adolescents and young adults. More teenagers attempt suicide by intentional self-poisoning than any other suicide method. Self-poisoning can include an intentional drug overdose or exposure to some other toxic substance, such as drinking bleach or breathing in carbon monoxide. […]

Take Heart Parents, You Are Not Alone in This

It’s a universal truth that there is no perfect family. There are no perfect parents or perfect children. There are millions of parents, across the country, and around the world, who have problems with their teenage children. Countless parents across the globe are searching for ways to help their struggling teen. Teen years are tumultuous […]

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 […]

The Pivotal Role Fathers Play in a Teen’s Life

Teens may not want to admit this, Dad, but they need you. Anyone who takes the role of a father – not just a birth father, but also an adoptive father, step-father, or father-figure – plays a pivotal role in a teen’s life. On Father’s Day, this June 16th, let’s take a moment to appreciate […]

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 […]

Should Your Troubled Teen Be In Public School Or Private School?

Considering how big a change it is for your teen to attend a new public school, sending them to a private therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens requires a truly significant adjustment. Because it involves time away from home, considerable financial investment and the very real work of personal and family transformation, it’s not a […]

Residential Treatment Centers Help Teen Boys Develop Healthy Relationships

The teenage years are when teens learn many of the relationship habits and behaviors which will follow them into adulthood, making these formative years critical. While negative or destructive habits can be unlearned, it is easier for these changes to occur when teens are still determining how they will relate with others. For teenage boys […]

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