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The Ranch for Boys

The Ranch for Boys provides a safe haven for boys age 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 is in Vero Beach, Florida, to which 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

Teens and Smartphones: Five Rules to Live By

Most teenagers today have a cell phone. Many parents find that cell phones are the easiest way to communicate with their teenage children. If you’re planning on purchasing your teenager a smartphone, it’s important that you lay down the ground rules ahead of time. Here are five things you should do before a phone hits your More »

Teens on Motorcycles: Easy Rider or Hell on Wheels?

Hitting the road can give your teen that all-important freedom and independence they crave. However, the road rules between bikes and motorcycles can be vast, as can the chances of accidents and injuries. According to statistics, the risk of dying in a motorcycle crash is 16 times more likely than if someone is involved in 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 »

Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center

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What Is Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center? The Prevention & Recovery Center is part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which is the largest, not for profit hospital in Texas. The center serves as the drug and alcohol treatment center with 60 beds for young adults who come to the center for their alcohol More »

Forest Acres Summer Camp for Girls and Indian Acres Summer Camp for Boys

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What Is Forest And Indian Acres? Forest and Indian Acres are two separate summer camp programs. Forest Acres is a program for girls while Indian Acres is for boys. Each camp strives to encourage a cheerful and supportive atmosphere so that each child can learn different values and skills, foster friendships, and have fun. Every More »

Teen Drug Addiction Information

The National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, launched a website to help teach adolescents, aged 11 to 15, about drug abuse. Catering to teachers and parents as well, the institute was able to tap teenagers while developing the site so that its content appropriately addresses their concerns in a timely More »

3 Ideas for School Fundraisers

There are many ways that you as a parent can help out at your child’s school. One of the best things is to get involved with the school fundraising efforts. Many schools are underfunded and rely heavily on the extra money that comes in through fetes, galas and other events. As well as raising much More »

Pre-teen Girls and Sexualised Clothing: Setting the Boundaries

  You may have seen a UK program entitled The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids earlier this year in which high street discount fashion retailer Primark was targeted for wrongly – at least in the opinions of concerned parents – marketing and selling mature clothing items for kids. Items which outraged mothers up More »

Music gets troubled teens back on track – Education – Bury Free Press

MUSIC is being used to help young people re-engage with education and put their lives back on track. Simon Glenister established Noise Solution to give young people referred from schemes such as Youth Offenders and Social Services the opportunity to learn how to make music. via Music gets troubled teens back on track – Education More »

Minette Riordan, Ph.D, Certified Parent Coach

Connecting people to each other is Minette Riordan’s passion because she believes that it is the bedrock of true happiness. Minette is continuously trying to search for ways to help people so that they will be able to connect with their higher self and with other people. She is a business owner, a community volunteer, More »

HOPE Program Pilots Strong Probation Methods for Addicts without Mandatory Drug Treatment

HOPE program pilots strong probation methods for addicts without mandatory drug treatment. Drug courts have been at the forefront of using strong probation methods in Texas and throughout the country, but evidence-based practices in community supervision are applicable to all sorts of crimes and dont necessarily involve drug treatment. So I was interested to read More »

Teenage Drivers – Costing You a Fortune?

You’ve dreaded the day you knew would come; your teenager is planning to get a drivers license. And please don’t tell any parent that the transition to being a “teen” driver from a passenger won’t scare the pants off you. Most parents have been there – done that. A car or truck from the 1950’s, More »

When Your Teen Keeps Letting You Down

When Your Teen Keeps Letting You Down Rescue Youth

Living with a teenager usually means having to learn to live with a lot of broken promises, them getting into trouble and the tall-tales and cover-ups when they do. Most kids will let their parents down over something at some point. And if we’re honest with ourselves about our teenage years we’ll probably have to More »

Kids Who Drink: 5 Warning Signs Your Kid May Have a Problem

While every parent is probably aware that their teenager might try alcohol or drugs and push boundaries as they grow, there comes a point where simple experimentation turns into something more serious. While it’s important to set boundaries for your child and let them know what is acceptable and unacceptable, being vigilant in identifying the More »

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price by James Lehman, MSW James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation Program, examines the effects of acting out behavior on parents and the family, and reveals how to calm the storm in the home. Q: A child’s behavior problems can cause disturbances in a family More »