3 Most Effective Troubled Teen Residential Treatment Options

The other day, I had an interesting conversation with a mom about her 15-year-old girl. We discussed her daughter’s struggles with chronic depression and anxiety. She talked about her beautiful daughter’s potential and dreams and how suddenly, when she was 12 years old, her life came to a halt.  She told me she could not recognize […]

The Digital Madness of America’s Youth

“Today’s media landscape is larger and more diverse than ever before, with youth having access to an unprecedented volume of digital content across numerous devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, laptops, and gaming consoles,” wrote Jacqueline Nesi in a 2020 article for the North Carolina Medical Journal. “Social media represents a central component of this landscape.” […]

Vaping: Shatter the Myths

Many people thought that vaping, also known as e-cigarettes, would be the safest thing since sliced bread. Well, we know that sliced bread isn’t always so healthy, and neither is vaping. Your teen will likely try to convince you that vaping is the healthiest thing he or she can ingest, after all, “It’s better than […]

Dont Let A Mistake, Error Of Judgment, Or Poor Choice, Haunt You All Your Life

Anxiety diorders in girls prevent them from normal functioning and development. Those disorders are bred and multiplied through false mental and physical expectations promulgated by the media. They’re fueled by toxic social groups who give kids the wrong idea of what’s important. Anxiety Disorders In Girls Are Prevalent Due To Social Media But such anxiety disorders […]

Entitlement Versus Self-Responsibility In Young Women

Entitlement Versus Self-Responsibility In Young Women One of the most frustrating times for you the parents of a young daughter is watching her behave like a spoiled brat. She has an over-inflated sense of entitlement and believes she is owed, deserving, and has a right to privileges she hasn’t earned. You try every approach you […]

Equine Therapy – Healing With Horses

Today we got to experience the healing power of the horse. The students have been learning to properly lead, groom and care for these animals. Much like their teenage handlers, horses can be stubborn and reluctant to follow orders. As our students learn to get along and work with the horses they will gain emotional […]

Dating In The Digital Age: How Teens Show Romantic Interest

In a series of focus groups conducted by the Pew Research Center online and in cities across the U.S., over 100 teens shared with us their personal experiences with social media and romantic relationships. These are some of the key themes and responses we heard during these data-gathering sessions. Social Media Is The New Front Porch Swing During […]

“FOMO” Leading To Depression And Anxiety In Teenagers?

Original article published by The NewDaily by John Stapleton November 8th, 2015 Teens worry they’re missing out on events, friends’ in-jokes and showing they’re having fun on social media. More than half of all teenagers 17 years and under access social media 15 minutes before going to bed, every day of the week, and are reporting significant […]

Troubled Teens Turn To Their Phones For Help

Anonymous Texting Helpline Set To Expand In Illinois Following Success. Troubled youth have gained a new ally, and they’re available at the tip of their fingers 24/7. It’s a program based in the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest area in Illinois that allows troubled teens to text a clinician anonymously anytime they need help or advice. The […]