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


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

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Passages To Recovery

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What Is Passages To Recovery? Passages to Recovery is for problematic young men, ages 10 to 30, who want to be transformed into hopeful men through wilderness therapy, evidence-based therapies, dual diagnosis treatments, psychological testing, and the 12 steps. With a 1:3 staff to student ratio, wilderness and individualized clinical therapies are best suited to More »

Adirondack Leader Expeditions

Adirondack Leadership Expeditions

What Is Adirondack Leadership Expeditions? Adirondack Leadership Expeditions is a wilderness program for the character development of troubled teenagers. The mountains serve as a venue for these young adults to accept responsibility and gain insight of their core values. Each participant can address any of his personal issues inside a safe environment so that his More »

Parent Coach Trainers Academy

Parent Coach Trainers Academy

The PTCA or Parent Coach Trainers Academy provides expert coach training for people who are working, or wish to work with, parents of young adults and teens who are facing unique challenges in rearing their kids. The “Coaching for Parents of Struggling Teens and Young Adults” course is designed to help individuals support parents in More »

How to Survive Your Kids’ Teenage Years

How to Survive Your Kids' Teenage Years

Parenting Teens Without Losing Your Mind When you first bring home your baby you are excited about all the experiences that you will have together over the next 18 years. However, as your baby grows into a toddler, middle schooler and eventually into a teenager, you realize that not all of your parenting experiences are More »

The SEED Foundation

The SEED Foundation

What Is The Seed Foundation? The SEED Foundation teams up with communities in the urban areas in order to deliver educational opportunities to underserved students so that they will be successful in their lives. It has boarding schools, which prepare students for college. The underserved children are provided a nurturing environment 24/7, which instructs students More »

Parent Further Resource for Families

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ParentFurther helps parents raise successful, responsible, healthy, and caring children. It offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource, which builds a one-of-a-kind community, which offers access to everyday, practical steps and support with various parenting issues. The tools and information offered are all research-based which have been proven and tested. With ParentFurther, parents are provided with More »

New Summit Academy

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What Is New Summit Academy? New Summit Academy is a personal growth, independent, and year-round boarding school for teenage boys. It is situated in a mountain town in Costa Rica and offers the best environment for adventurous experiential education, interesting college preparatory academics, and personal insight building. New Summit caters to teenage boys from grades More »

The Parenting Coach

The Parenting Coach

Because of the uniqueness of each family, each parent deal with unique challenges using their special strengths so that the kid can have the best family the parent can provide him. Barbara Desmarais has been working children since 1973, the year she earned her diploma in Early Childhood Education. She also had worked with deaf More »

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The Lost Children: When Behavior Problems Traumatize Siblings

The Lost Children Parent Resource Article

The Lost Children: When Behavior Problems Traumatize Siblings by James Lehman, MSW (deceased) Q: What do the other children in the family experience when they have a brother or sister who’s hostile or acts out chronically? James: It’s traumatizing when something hurtful happens to you, and you can’t control it, you can’t stop it, you can’t More »

Notah Begay III Foundation

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What Is Notah Begay III Foundation? 4-time PGA Tour champion Notah Begay III established Notah Begay III Foundation in 2005. Notah Begay III is the sole full-blooded Native American on the PGA Tour. From the 71,000 youth and sports institutions in the United States of America, the foundation is the sole not for profit institution More »

Traveling with Your Teen: When and When Not To Let Them Drive


Family vacations are a time to enjoy being together and experiencing new things as a family. It is something that families do to make memories and have a good time. It is also a great time to allow your newly licensed teen to get behind the wheel and take part of driving for the vacation. More »

Birdseye Boys Ranch

Birdseye Boys Ranch

What Is Birdseye Boys Ranch? Birdseye Boys Ranch is an offshoot of Heritage Youth Services, which has been offering therapeutic services for at-risk youths in Utah and other nearby states. It is the first of its kind in Utah as a facility, which aims to work with young boys with sexual issues. Birdseye RTC is More »

Understanding the Teen Texting While Driving Epidemic


Texting while driving is absolutely a concern for all drivers, but our teenagers find themselves particularly vulnerable due to both their lack of driving experience and increased integration of mobile devices into their lives. Below, we’ll take a look at the disturbing statistics of teen texting and driving and discuss ways to help protect our More »

Pasadena Villa

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What is Pasadena Villa? Pasadena Villa was founded by three persons in 2001. Each individual has his depth of talents and unique synergy with shared, clear vision of providing uncompromised service to its customers and their families with unwavering integrity and ethics within the most meaningful and unique treatment possible. Pasadena Villa in Orlando, Florida 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 »

America’s Best and Biggest Events for Kids This Fall

America's Best and Biggest Events for Kids This Fall

Though the kids may be going back to school that does not mean that the fun should end. The fall and winter seasons have events and festivals galore to make sure that your child is never bored of school or misses the summer months. Here is a look at America’s biggest and best events for More »

Teen Tattoos: How To Talk Your Child Out of Permanent Body Art


Talking to your teenager about anything can be difficult. They are very opinionated, very determined, and very against anything their parents say. It is not because they do not love or respect their parents; it is simply because they are struggling with growing up. Approaching them about something as life-changing as a permanent tattoo can More »

Intercept By Outward Bound Wilderness

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What Is Outward Bound? Outward Bound is a non-profit expedition school and educational organization serving different kinds of people. It inspires people though active learning expeditions so that they will instill in these people character development, service, and self discovery. It provides programs using unfamiliar settings so that participants can experience challenge and adventure so More »

Post Game Overindulgence? 4 Steps to Avoid Getting Sidelined


Who doesn’t love a high school football game, particularly one where your team gets the big win? While obviously this feels like a cause for a major celebration, underage drinking can often bring that party to a screeching halt. From DUI’s to an arrest record, drinking while under 21 can often have huge ramifications for the rest More »

Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy

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What Is Forth Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy? The Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a no-nonsense, demanding, and tough approach to the participant’s future success. Its main goal is to assist at-risk youth with life and academic skills training which aim to improve his/her employment potential and to create a productive citizenry. The academy is More »

CAFETY Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth

CAFETY Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth

Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY) is an organization, which secures and promotes the youth’s human rights in residential placement. It works to change the policy and care practice in residential treatment centers. It also taps survivors/alumni of these treatment centers in order to serve as an extended family for each other, More »

STRYVE Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

STRYVE Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) aims to prevent violence among the youth and spearheaded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A national initiative, STRYVE targets the youth, aged ten to twenty four. STRYVE hopes to provide opportunities for the youth to be healthy ad safe so that they can tap their More »

Criminal Kids: What To Do If Your Child Has Been Arrested


It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: getting a phone call from the local police department to let you know your child has been arrested on criminal grounds. There’s the anger, the shame and the feeling that this is somehow your fault. While it’s easy to try to place blame and feel a roller-coaster of emotions, it’s More »

Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe

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What Is The Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe Program? The Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe Program is committed in helping at-risk youths to be responsible and productive members of the community and to realize their education goals. The resident phase is a five-month program wherein a participant attends an alternative military-like school so that he/she can have a chance More »

Fulshear Ranch Academy

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What Is Fushear Ranch Academy? Fulshear Ranch Academy offers experiential transition services and evidenced-based treatment for young women aged 18 to 24. These women may have struggled with complicated emotional issues which hindered them from reaching their full potential. They may have experienced chemical dependency, trauma, or mental illness. They may have been helped by More »

Wilderness Treatment Center

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What Is Wilderness Treatment Center? The Wilderness Treatment Center is a licensed treatment program for young men, ages 14 to 24. It is a 60 day program where these males are introduced to a new life which is free from alcohol and drugs and with increased feeling of empowerment and self esteem. In this wilderness More »

Parental Advantages of Cell Phone Monitoring and Tracking Software

Parental Advantages of Cell Phone Monitoring and Tracking Software

In 2005, a trend started with young people who had cameras on their phones of sending explicit photos of themselves across the wireless network referred to as “sexting.” Many of them did not realize the issues that would follow concerning state and government laws dealing with child pornography. Parents may be held liable if the More »

Love and Logic

Love and Logic Parenting

The Love and Logic Institute makes teaching and parenting rewarding and fun. It offers practical techniques and tools which will help parents and adults attain a healthy and respectful relationships with children. Children learn best when they are assigned a task and are permitted to decide for themselves. They must be allowed to fail but More »