A resource and resource directory for the parents of teenagers - including Christian schools, boarding schools and troubled teen schools.

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

Scholarship Scam Alerts

Many legitimate companies promote their organization as an entity, which can provide scholarship listings for students for a fee between $10 and $400 while some entities charge fees for matching a student’s profile to a list of scholarships where the student can apply. Most of these entities do not promise or guarantee grants or scholarships. 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 »

4 Ways to Talk to your Teen about Responsible Driving

Talking to your teenager about the importance of responsible driving can help prevent them from ending up in a catastrophic accident. However, it is also important to be prepared to contact an auto accident attorney if your teen ends up causing a serious traffic incident. After all, the other party could end up filing a More »

Rehab From Addiction Through Sports

Drug or alcohol addiction can be a serious problem that can ruin a person’s life. Fortunately, though, there are ways an addict can kick the habit once and for all, especially through participation in sports. If you or someone you love needs help for a drug or alcohol addiction, this help can be found by More »

Club Drugs

Raves are mostly found in metropolitan areas and are being introduced to rural areas as well. They are all-night, high-energy dances, which have flashing laser lights and hard pounding techno-music. These parties are often held in empty buildings, open fields, abandoned warehouses, and permanent dance clubs. Organizers advertise these parties as “alcohol free,” “drug free”and“safe.” More »

Discipline of Military Redirects Dropouts — The New York Times

FORT GORDON, Ga. — By his own account, Donte’ A. Dungey had no motivation in high school, sleeping through classes and sometimes showing up only for the free lunch to reduce the burden on his mother, who was struggling with nine other children. Held back three times and scheduled to enter the 10th grade at More »

Car Accident Trauma: How this can Affect your Teen

Being in a car accident can be traumatic for anyone, but it is often especially difficult for a teenage driver to deal with. Because of this, it is imperative for you to take steps to help your teenager recover emotionally from a serious traffic incident. Keep in mind that failure to address these issues might More »

Bonding With Your Newborn – What if it’s Not Instant?

When you’re a new parent, the bond that you form with your baby will create a relationship that will last a lifetime. Though most parents have little trouble forming this important attachment with their new little one, many have trouble, causing feelings of self-doubt, guilt and worry. Although this is a crucial attachment, like in More »

How Parents Can Help Teens in Handling Anger Issues

Parenting is a huge responsibility especially in today’s modern environment where a lot of factors can contribute to a child’s behavior. The tough part comes once you have to do some teen parenting. Teenage years are known to be a challenge not only to kids but to their parents as well. This phase in your More »

Parenting Magazine

Parenting Magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1987 for American families. The magazine was divided in 2009 into two targeting different markets: the Parenting Early Years are for mothers with infants up to preschoolers while Parenting School Years are for mothers with kids from Kindergarten to 12 years old. The magazine averages 2,200,000 copies More »

Urban Peak – CO

What is Urban Peak? Urban Peak is an organization that offers its services to run away and homeless youths. Such services include housing referrals and options; reunification services and family counseling; referrals for alcohol/drug treatment and counseling; referrals for psychiatric guidance services; recreational and educational groups; transportation assistance; assistance in acquiring birth certificates and identification More »

Youth Villages

Youth Villages Teen Homeless Resources

What Is Youth Villages? Founded in 1986, Youth Villages provides comprehensive services and programs to help build strong families. It aids teenagers in independent living when they age out of state custody. It also offers short-term placements for kids in crisis and restores families via its exhaustive in-home services. It implements treatment models, which are More »

Alcohol & Your Teen: What Should You do if They’re Drinking?

Parents of teens already know that there is a considerable chance that their teen will experiment with alcohol before they are legally able to drink. In fact, according to Dosomething.org, 72% of high schoolers will try alcohol before they even graduate. Regardless of everything you strive to teach them about this subject, peer pressure may win. More »

Is Clutter Affecting Your Child’s Mental Health

It is the eternal struggle, “clean up your room.” Have you ever stopped to consider that your child’s messy room is causing them just as much distress as it is causing you? After reading a great article by Ruth from Living Well, Spending Less about taking her children’s toys away and how it actually brought More »

Talking to Your Teen about Drinking and 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 »