Dealing with Teenage Rebellion and Defiance

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Many parents can pinpoint the exact year that their child changed from wanting to sit in their lap and read stories to wanting nothing to do with them. And it is not surprising that it is usually in the pre-teen and teen years. Conflict with your teenager may seem inevitable. The fact that teens can…

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The Best Wilderness Therapy Programs Take a Holistic Approach

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When traditional therapy isn’t enough, wilderness therapy programs offer a unique approach to healing. Rather than relying solely on talk therapy or medication, wilderness therapy programs for teens incorporate physical activities, mindfulness practices, and the natural environment to promote emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. But, not all youth wilderness therapy programs are created equal. The…

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Benefits of Wilderness Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal affective disorder keeps individuals from enjoying life to the fullest. While researchers are unsure of what exactly causes SAD, some theories suggest it is light affecting the hormone called melatonin. Seasonal affective disorder impacts individuals differently- some experience more mild symptoms than others. Wilderness therapy lends itself to be an extremely effective measure to…

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Teens Struggling with Trauma: Four Ways to Help

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After a teen experiences a traumatic event nothing is ever the same. This event can alter their outlook on life, impact/change the way they interact with others, and impact their overall ability to function on a day-to-day basis. Traumatic events are a wide range of things that can have a severe emotional/physical impact on your…

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What is School Refusal in Teens?

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“I don’t want to go to school! You can’t make me!” Those are all too familiar words for most parents who have children who dislike school or don’t want to go for other reasons. For some, this issue can be solved by getting teens involved in extracurricular activities that they are passionate about. For some…

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