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 […]

How To Detach Christmas Presents From A Difficult Teen’s Bad Behavior?

Over the years, parents have been alternately lauded and lambasted for using Christmas presents as a tool to ensure good behavior. Since the whole myth of Santa Claus backs up the “be nice or no presents” tactic, it can be tough for parents not to indulge in a few present-related consequences. But when it comes […]

3 Excellent Candidates For Attending A Residential Treatment Center For Teens

There is a variety of programs available to help struggling teenagers, so it can be tough for parents to determine which program is the right one to help their child. One program in particular which has a high success rate in helping teen change are residential treatment centers, so many parents wonder if this is […]

5 Ways To Tell Your Teen They’re Loved Without Speaking

Your actions as a parent really do speak louder than words, especially with prickly teenagers who seem to be ready to take offense every time you open your mouth. To help find ways to communicate your love to your teen without speaking, here are 5 ways you can help your teen feel loved. 1. Leave […]

Treating Teens With Suicidal Ideation

No parent wants to imagine that their teen may be contemplating suicide, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among children ages 10-24. Even more teens struggle with suicidal ideation, leading to hundreds of thousands attempted suicides a year. Yet even with that […]

Help Your Teen Now No Longer Recommends Youth Boot Camps For Behavior Modification

Over the years, we’ve learned more about the psychology of adolescents and troubled teens in particular. Once, the prevailing wisdom was that a teen with behavioral issues could be set on the right course through brief immersion in a program emphasizing military-style structure and authority. Most experts now agree this tough approach fails to address […]

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