What to Do When Your Teen Threatens to Run Away

According to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), between 1.6 and 2.8 million teens run away from home every year. Over the past ten years, NRS has been receiving more and more calls from runaway youths, with an increasing number living on the streets. In fact, the number of teens living on the streets has increased… Read more »

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Teaching Mindfulness to Your Teen

  Mindfulness (noun) – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.” Your teenage daughter may not be the first person you think of when you read the definition of mindfulness. This practice and therapeutic technique have been shown in… Read more »

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Why Choose a Therapeutic Boarding School?

As a parent, protecting your daughter is automatic. You’d do anything to make sure the world around her caused her no hurt and no anguish. What happens, though, when the threat comes from within her? If your daughter is struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues or childhood trauma, you may not be sure where… Read more »

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5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling… Read more »

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How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

  Often, communicating at a deeper level with your teenager can make you feel as if you’re attempting to open a combination lock without the numbers. Every once in a while, you seem to get one or two turns correct, only to mess up on the third and find yourself back at the start. It wasn’t… Read more »

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Horses And Healing…What is the Connection?

  For thousands of years, people have sought to have a relationship with their horses. Riding them is exhilarating, of course, but these gentle giants have some more remarkable to offer us, and many individuals have discovered more about this over the years. During the last few decades, equine assisted therapy has become a popular… Read more »

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Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

By the age of 12, many pre-teens have their first cell phone. While most parents hope their teen is responsible with this technology, not all of them are. In fact, between two and seven percent of children under the age of 17 admitted in a report by the Pew Research Center to sexting. In reality, this… Read more »

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What to do When Your Teenage Daughter is Isolating

  Everyone needs some time alone every once in a while. It’s healthy and rejuvenating. It helps us connect with our feelings, our needs, our values, our beliefs and our goals. However, if your daughter is isolating herself from others for long periods of time, she may develop feelings of social anxiety, loneliness, or a… Read more »

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Your Teenager: Three Mental Illnesses That Stem From Anxiety

Approximately 25.1 percent of children between the age of 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH.) Unfortunately, not all of these teenagers are getting the help they need. According to a 2015 report by the Child Mind Institute, 80 percent of youth with a diagnosable (and… Read more »

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