Troubled teen help and resources for parents including boarding schools and therapeutic programs like schools for teens and prep schools.


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

Are Western Parents Too Soft?


Recently I have been listening to the audio book version of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua and it got me thinking about how I parent and how we parent as a whole in the United States. I have long been looked at by my peers as a “strict” mother. After listening to Amy Chua’s book More »

The Five Most Important Morals to Teach Your Children


Those of you who read My Parenting Job Description Article know that teaching my children morals was number one on my Parenting Job Description. There is a long list of morals from various religions and beliefs. I have narrowed this list down to what I feel are the top five morals a parent should teach More »

Homeless And Travelers Aid Society

Homeless and Travelers Aid Society Rescue Youth Resource Guide

What Is Homeless And Travelers Aid Society? Helping the Capital District of the State of New York, the Homeless, and Travelers Aid Society aids the homeless and the poor so that they can lead safe, self-sufficient, and independent lives. Established in 1924, the society serves as the center for access point, assessment, and intake of More »

Children See … Children Do

Mother and Son at Odds

College Awareness and Planning: 4 Things to Avoid

College Awarness and Planning

Most teenagers are not aware of the fact that they can be denied admittance to the college of their choice if they do something that the admissions board considers to be unsavory. Therefore, it is crucial for parents to ensure that their teens have a firm understanding of the type of behavior that could end More »

Teen Development


Teen development is important because it involves social, emotional, mental, and physical changes. Many of these changes happen during puberty where a teenager becomes mature sexually. Puberty occurs between 10 to 14 years old for girls and 12 to 16 years old for boys. When a teenager’s body changes, he will surely have many questions More »

Underage Tattoos Are a Form of Child Abuse

Underage Tattoos Are a Form of Child Abuse

If you’re considering taking your child to get some ink, you may need to think again. Aside from the fact that tattooing a minor is illegal, allowing your child to get tattooed may actually lead to child abuse, endangerment and cruelty charges. What’s the Big Deal? The issue at hand in cases of minors getting More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters Native American Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters Native American Mentoring Program

What Is Big Brothers Big Sisters Native American Mentoring? For at least 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has focused on the belief that  all children are capable of being successful and prospering in life. As the nation’s biggest volunteer and donor backed coaching community, Big Brothers Big Sisters strives to help children meet their More »

Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Running Strong for American Indian Youth

What Is Running Strong For American Indian Youth? Running Strong for American Indian Youth is a project of Christian Relief Services Charities. Started in 1986, it is now led by an American Indian Board of Directors, which aspires to create the sufficiency of individuals, families, Indian organizations in the grassroots, and communities to influence their More »

GateHouse Academy

Happy Smiling Teen Rescue Youth

What is Gatehouse Academy? Gatehouse Academy is a drug rehab and addiction treatment center for young adults from 17 to 28 years of age. These youths live in the Gatehouse facilities and given formalized education while being treated for their dual diagnosis disorders and chemical dependency. They are taught work ethic, social skills, life skills, More »

The Children’s Cabinet – Nevada

The Children's Cabinet Nevada Rescue Youth Parent Resources

What Is Children’s Cabinet? Children’s Cabinet was founded in December 1985 through the efforts of Michael Dermody, who wished to bring together business leaders and public officials in order to find solutions to the needs of children in a community. It is a nonprofit organization, which looks into the dilemmas facing children and their families More »

Four Circles Recovery Center

Teen Drug Addiction Programs Rescue Youth Parent Resouce Directory

What Is Four Circles Recovery Center? Four Circles Recovery Center puts together a caring residential community with experiential wilderness therapy and comprehensive substance abuse programs in order to help build a life changing experience for young people who are experiencing challenges of behavioral or emotional issues like depression, substance abuse, and addiction. Located in stunning More »

What is Parenting? My Parenting Job Description


Just browse the shelves of your local bookstore for parenting books and you will know that there is no shortage of theories and research to be found on the subject of parenting. How can one word, bring so much variation? As parents, how can we know what we are supposed to be doing without a More »

Talking to Your Teen about Drinking and Driving

Talking to Your Teen About Drinking & Driving

Making an impression about the effects of drinking and driving on your teen can be a challenge. At this age, your teen may think that they know it all and are invincible to the dangers that are associated with it. However, it’s important to find a way to get through to them and speak to More »

Summer Dreaming – 5 Great Reasons to Send Your Child on a Summer Camp

Summer Dreaming 5 Great Reasons to Send Your Child on a Summer Camp

Summer youth camps can be found in most countries around the world, offering a variety of activities and educational courses to fill those gaps between school terms. For some parents and children, summer camps have become a way of life and are eagerly anticipated every year, with children returning time and again to meet up More »

Teen Alcohol Use

Teen Alcohol Use

The Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America launched a nationwide campaign for the prevention of underage drinking. The website We Don’t Serve Teens is supported by private and public groups and duly recognized by the country’s House of Representatives and Senate, and the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators as well as More »

Teaching Acts of Kindness: “Giving is Better than Receiving”

Teaching Acts of Kindness

In order to help your child grow up to be a person who is kind toward others, it is imperative to teach them from a young age that is much better to give than to receive. These lessons need to be reinforced during the teenage years because it is all too common for people in More »


Christian Therapeutic Boarding School Rescue Youth Parent Resources

What Is Clearview Horizon? Clearview Horizon is a home and therapeutic boarding academy for girls, aged 13 to 21, who have inappropriate influences or behaviors. The boarding school is capable of caring for 15 young women with three experienced psychotherapists. Aside from the psychotherapists, Clearview also employs residential staffs, mentors, teachers, a dentist, a primary More »

Should You Give Your Pregnant Teen a Baby Shower?

Should you give your pregnant teen a baby shower

Many parents struggle with whether or not it is appropriate to give their pregnant teenager a baby shower. After all, it is extremely rare for the parents of a pregnant teen to be happy about the situation, but this does not remove your responsibility to be there for your child no matter what happens. Therefore, More »

Consequences of Joy Riding – What You Need to Show Your Teen

Consequences of Joy Riding

Taking a joy ride with no specific destination is common for teenagers, especially when they have friends with them. However, this can end up becoming an issue if the teen decides to start speeding or driving erratically in order to impress or scare their friends. Additionally, teenagers are more likely to be enticed into participating More »

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services


What Is CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services? Founded in 1977, the Community Action for Parents, Teens and Interested Neighbors (CAPTAIN) has been providing for the basic needs of teenagers and their families principally in the Saratoga County in New York. Formed by some concerned parents, the organization provides prevention, educational, and social programs to young More »

Eckerd Academy Treatment Program

Wilderness Program For Teens Rescue Youth

Eckerd Academy is a licensed, accredited therapeutic boarding school in an outdoor setting that specializes in helping students discover innate natural strengths and achieve their maximum potential. They specialize in helping students who continue to struggle despite participating in other school or community-based counseling programs. At Eckerd, teens who were once considered troubled or at More »

El Paso Center for Children – TX

El Paso Center for Children Homeless Shelter Rescue Youth

What Is El Paso Center For Children? The El Paso Center for Children cares for the youth in El Paso by providing them specialized care and homes not only for children but for their families as well. The center’s origin can be traced back to the first orphanages of El Paso, St. Margaret’s Home for More »

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Program

Wilderness Therapy Camp Rescue Youth

What is Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Program? For more than 20 years, Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Program has been helping troubled teens confront their weaknesses, discover their strengths, and experience success in pristine wilderness areas where elk and deer roam, and eagles soar. The center is located in Oregon and each young adult is not More »

Your Teens Health: Seeking a Second Opinion

Your Teens Health, Seeking a Second Opinion

It is easy for the parent of a teenager to assume that their feelings of tiredness are simply caused by hormones and the hectic schedule that many teens keep. However, it is imperative to recognize the fact that your teenager could actually be seriously ill even if their doctor claims that nothing is wrong with More »

Parent Information about Smoking and Tobacco Use

Parent Information about Smoking and Tobacco Use

The habit of tobacco use and smoking starts during adolescence. Many adult smokers, some 80%, have been found to smoke even before they reach their 18th birthday. Most teenagers who use smokeless tobacco become cigarette smokers when they become adults. Although cigarette use in adults is steadily declining, there has been an increase in American 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 »

Teen Mum to Entrepreneur

Teen Mum to Entrepreneur

Never did I think I would become pregnant at 18. I had spent the last 7 years studying my GCSES where I achieved 10 A-Cs and a business and management national diploma at A level as I always knew I wanted to start my own business. I had been working part time while at college More »

Your Tuition Solution

Your Tuition Solution

Your Tuition Solution offers education loan for families who have students in at least 2,400 private K-12 institutions in the United States of America. It offers a wide range of flexible and convenient payment solutions. The lending institution has not been reported to the Better Business Bureau ever since its inception. Applying for an education More »

Six Financial Tips For Your Teenager — Money Smarts For Your Teen

Six Financial Tips For Your Teenager Money Smarts For Your Teen

One of the most important things you can teach your children while they’re still at home is how to manage their money.  They need to acquire some money smarts before they leave the nest and head off to college.  Here are six financial tips to help your teen learn how to responsibly handle their own More »