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March 2015

Parenting troubled teens can be a difficult endeavor no matter who you are. Parenting a troubled teen, however, can present its own unique set of challenges. Before things get out of hand, here are a few warning signs that might indicate your teen is on a path for troubled behavior. Changes in mood and temperament Yes, teen’s moods can change quickly due to hormones and other physiological

In this day and age, there seems to be so much negativity surrounding teens and their use of technology. Study after study shows the decline in social skills and face-to-face interactions of today’s generation of teenagers. But, is their technology-driven communication really that bad for them? The positive aspects of technology New research points out that though teens might have fewer friends than previous generations, they show a

Deseret News recently asked 24 experts what tops the list of teenage problems. Unsurprisingly, managing technology and social media ranked highest among teenage problems. Substance use, bullying and dating violence were also highly ranked. While technology has made great strides in the past few decades, achieving much more than former generations ever dreamed of, it also brought a host of new challenges to overcome. Shortened attention

Is your child's high-risk behaviors causing problems at home and school? Have you tried seeking therapy from home with no significant change? A change in environment, behavior assessment, and a diverse therapy team might be just what your teen needs. Trails Carolina's wilderness therapy goes beyond the typical wilderness therapy approach to ensure the greatest chance for successful treatment. Multi-perspective behavior assessment With more varied input and perspectives for

Spring is almost here! Only a few more weeks and you will no longer have to deal with your kids being cooped up inside. It might be likely that the weather keeping them from getting out has caused a few teen behavior problems. Not being able to do much outside the home has left them anxious, aggressive and more prone to getting into trouble. Luckily with spring on

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