Choice That Changed The Lives Of This Family

Sometimes you come to a crossroads when a decision can affect the rest of your life. Beth’s family faced such a moment in February 2011, when she and her husband decided to send their son, Alan, to a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens: Turning Winds Academic Institute in Montana.

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Medication For Sensory Stress Relief For Teens With Autism Spectrum

Autism often comes with sensitivity to sound, light, music, or emotion. Some suffer so much they have huge difficulties assimilating into society. This isn’t the case with all who have an autism spectrum disorder, however, and there is hope. As the condition is becoming more understood, new methods of treatment

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What Is Addiction?

With all of the pressures teens face while heading towards adulthood, it is no wonder they sometimes fall prey to addictions. These addictions can range from behavior quirks to actual drugs and alcohol and can limit their ability to live life to the fullest. As a parent, it can be

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Turning Winds Videos and Testimonials from Parents and Students

Turning Winds Academy Commencement Video – Students, Staff & Parents Speak     Turning Winds – Help For Parents Of Troubled Teens – Kevin & Diane Parent Testimonial   Boarding School Reviews – Student Testimonial Turning Winds Academic Institute – Valentina   Turning Winds Interview with Student Turning Winds Interview

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Behavioral Issues For Parents Of Adopted Teenage Girls To Look Out For

When adopted teenage girls struggle with the inherent physical, emotional, or social changes of adolescence, out of control behaviors are typical and should even be expected. The following article examines some of the most common behavioral problems in adopted teens, and furthermore, teaches parents of adopted teens how to handle

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Recognizing Trauma In Your Teen

How To Recognize Trauma In Your Teen  Recognizing trauma in an adolescent can be difficult. Many of the symptoms of trauma, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder, are similar to typical behavior that teens exhibit. However, trauma is a serious disorder that has far reaching effects that can carry on for

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Are Antidepressants Making Teens More Depressed?

Common Depression Drugs for Adolescents Are Ineffective It is not uncommon for well-intentioned parents to turn to prescription medications in an attempt to relieve their child’s depression. However, what if parents knew these medications prescribed to depressed teens were not only ineffective but instead, made symptoms worse? Would these parents

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Recognizing Depression in Teenage Girls

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by disturbances in emotional response and thoughts. It disproportionately affects adolescent girls at a rate of twice as much when compared to adolescent boys. There are theories as to why girls are more likely to suffer from depression, such as it being a consequence

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Signs That Show Your Daughter Is Suffering From Anxiety

Helping Your Teen Daughter through Anxiety If your troubled teenage daughter is currently suffering from anxiety or depression, you have several actions that you can take to help her in her recovery process.  It is crucial for parents of an anxiety-ridden teenage girl to empathize with what she is going

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