Behavioral Issue

What to Do When Your Child Has Been Suspended from School

If your child has been suspended from school multiple times, you might see a pattern emerging. One suspension might not be that big of a deal, depending on the circumstances behind that suspension. When they start to be suspended over and over, it’s time to start looking at solutions to this issue. But what can…

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Teenage Therapy: Benefits of Choosing Therapy Program for Teens

There are many types of therapy available for struggling teens. Most approaches, however, have limitations – the most significant one commonly being the fact that very few types of therapy truly care about curing your child. In only too many cases, the therapy is centered around attempting to take a child’s symptoms and making them…

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Hidden Reasons for Teen Academic Struggles

Your child is suddenly having issues in school. Their grades are plummeting. They won’t speak to you about what’s going on. How do you react to these teen academic struggles? Many parents feel lost at this point–which is understandable. There’s no handbook telling a parent exactly how to deal with these types of situations. You…

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School’s Out: Truancy in Teens

Perhaps the greatest misconception about missing school is that all cases are the same. In reality, there are many reasons why a child would not want to go to class – the two main offenders being school refusal and truancy in teens. School refusal and truancy are entirely different beasts; the first step to ensuring…

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Smoking Dabs: “Earwax” is the New Grass

Marijuana. Weed. Hash. Regardless of what it is called, the mental associations created are the same: the telltale smell, its color and shape. What the mental images don’t produce are odorless drops, the color and shape of earwax, made of butane hash oil (BHO) – otherwise known as “dabs”. Thanks to their 80% THC content –…

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Dealing with Teenage Rebellion and Defiance

It’s normal for teens to push back at their parents, it means they’re growing and learning boundaries and consequences. Although, sometimes this behavior escalates to a point where it gets out of hand and turns into a full blown teenage rebellion. This is when the door slamming, the sneaking out, the mini-bottles you found under their…

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