Blended Family Problems: Knowing How to Persevere

“When I look back at the pictures of our blended family the day Vince and I married, he and I are smiling, and all the children are frowning.” – Amy Grant In the 21st century, a “blended” family is a common situation. The struggles and culture of two different families living under one roof; attempting […]

How To Recognize And Overcome Your Tech Addiction

If you work in an office eight hours a day, on a computer, are you tech-addicted? If you are a teenager doing research for a school project, has technology snared you enough that the real world is gone? But what if you go to work, then come home and spend another four hours on the […]

Compulsive Texting – An Epidemic Addiction With Teens?

  Smart phone addiction and compulsive texting have rapidly grown into true, clinically-defined problems for teens – and the consequences span a wider spectrum than most parents realize. In study after study, researchers continue to report astounding numbers when it comes to the sheer volume of texts adolescents’ burn through each month, and the consequences […]

What Signs Should Parents Look For When They Suspect Their Teen Is Being Bullied?

  Many bullied teens silently struggle as they are inflicted with physical, mental, and emotional abuse by their peers. Each day, approximately 160,000 kids skip school because they are afraid of bullies. [1] Teen suicides primarily occur because of the mental and emotional devastation adolescents feel when they are being bullied. Often, teens feel hopeless […]

Children With ADHD Benefit From Following Healthy Behaviors

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is characterized by an excess of energy contributing to a lowered attention span which ends up directing a child’s activity in a whimsical manner restricting concentration. If that sounds like your average, run-of-the-mill youngster, you’re not alone. The fact is, ADHD has been commonly misdiagnosed since it was discovered. […]

Adolescent ADHD Summed Up In 8 Ways

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), 5 percent of children in the United States suffer from ADHD. If you are the parent of a child who was diagnosed with ADHD, or you believe that your child may have it, there are a few facts on this condition that you should know. It Takes More […]

Residential Treatment Centers And Insurance Coverage

Knowing that your teen would benefit from attending a therapeutic boarding school is one thing, but finding a way to pay for it all can be a real headache, especially when it comes to making sure that all of your bases are covered with your insurance coverage. Fortunately, there are some things that you can […]

Wendy Williams Talks Substance Abuse And Her Son

Talk show host Wendy Williams opens her show with blunt discussion on substance abuse You already know her for “Hot Topics”, but now popular talk show host Wendy Williams is discussing a new topic that is close to her and her family. Last Monday, the host revealed to her studio audience that her young 14-year-old […]

Substance Abuse Treatment – How To Choose The Program For Your Daughter

There are many substance abuse treatment programs available to help your daughter deal with her substance abuse.  Many of these programs offer the same benefits and advantages and are probably the types of programs that you are most familiar with.  If you feel like something more specialized would be of greater benefit to your child, […]

Therapeutic Boarding School Of A Different Kind

Designed for teens who need to be active, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a world-class boarding school dedicated to helping teens work through challenges and build a life of purpose and well-being. TWAI accomplishes this by providing an unparalleled boarding school experience for struggling teens, elevated by a relationship-based therapeutic model. We are a […]