Troubled teen help and resources for parents including boarding schools and therapeutic programs like group homes for teens and residential treatment centers.

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys

Vero Beach Boys Ranch provides a safe haven for boys. ages 12-17, who are exhibiting out-of-control behaviors. It is a safe year-round program for difficult boys with an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is in Vero Beach, Florida, but boys come from across the nation. Adventure and >> MORE

Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy

Columbus Girls Academy offers a structured Christian boarding school environment for struggling teenage girls. The therapeutic Christian school focuses on character growth, spiritual life, and personal responsibility to help girls overcome life-controlling issues. Columbus Girls Academy offers help to troubled girls through four main components: spiritual, academic, physical and social. >> MORE

Dealing With A Tense Home Environment

It’s important that your home be a place where everyone can release their tension in appropriate ways and find a respite and relief. If not, your teens will find ways to self-medicate the tension away through drugs, alcohol, promiscuity or self-harm. The pressures of their world are far greater than when you were kids, so More »

Then vs. Now: How Much Have Kids Changed in a Generation?

  Crazy teenagers of one generation become worried parents of the next. They can only hope the mistakes made when they were teenagers aren’t repeated by their children and life is better than they had it growing up. They want their children to do better in education. They want their kids to score higher on More »

Teen Dieting

Friends, family, and even society can influence the way we see our bodies, leaving lots of people wondering if they should diet. But not all teens who diet actually need to lose weight. In fact, a constant focus on weight and dieting can become dangerous, leading to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. That’s why the best thing to do if you have a question about dieting is to see your doctor.

Bicycle Safety: 6 Tips to Teaching our Kids the Rules of the Road

Riding a bicycle is a very important part of growing up. In many cases, it is the first form of freedom that parents give to their children as they grow. For older teens, bicycles provide easy and inexpensive transportation along with that sense of freedom. However, riding a bicycle at any age comes with responsibility. More »

My Criminal Record is a Barrier: I Want a Clean Slate

If your teenager has gotten into serious legal trouble, it will make it much more difficult for them to find a good job in the future, and it could even prevent them from going to the college of their choice. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to help them wipe the slate More »

Beyond the Driver’s Test: Road Hazards and Your Teen

Driver’s education is designed to provide your teen with the knowledge of state driving laws and the basic skills for operating a vehicle. The license bureau only checks if your teen knows how to turn and use signals, obey traffic signs, park, and use safety equipment. They are more concerned with the written test to More »

Teens and Outdoor Sports

We’ve all seen it countless times- the golden movie moment when the troubled child scores a winning home run or the goal that seals the team’s victory, basking in the glow from proud parents and surprised peers. Unfortunately real life isn’t like that and some kids just don’t do well at team sports. However, the More »

Conduct Disorders – A Soft Place to Land for the Battle Weary Parent

Conduct Disorders is a site for parents who have kids with various diagnoses and issues. It offers information on how to raise kids. Its forum allows parents to interact with each other. Established in 1998, the site was created by Deborah McHugh, a teacher in dropout prevention. Conduct Disorders offers a supportive community even for More »

Hotline Directory

National Teen Helpline Suicide Prevention Rescue Youth Parent Resource Guide

USA NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINES–Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) http://hopeline.com/ 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/   TEEN 2 TEEN HOTLINE–Are you in need of someone to talk to? Someone who will really hear you…. without judging or criticizing you? Right now, there are trained peer counselors your age, waiting to talk with More »

Break the Cycle Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

Current statistics say that about 1/3 of the teenagers who go on a date will be abused and of that 1/3, at least 2/3 of them won’t report the incident to anyone. Thus, teen dating violence is an issue that must be dealt with as a silent yet urgent epidemic. Break the Cycle, a national More »