Tips for Parenting Troubled Teens

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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,…

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Wilderness Therapy Programs Develop Teens Personally and Socially

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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…

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A Thorough Behavior Assessment Gives Greatest Chance for Successful Therapy

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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…

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Experiential Therapy Gets Teens Talking

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You already have a difficult enough time getting your teen to talk, so what more could be achieved through a therapy session that revolves on your teen’s willingness to talk? With more teens struggling to connect with their peers and adults, communication skills are a great need in today’s society. For a teen that does…

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Why Does Wilderness Adventure Therapy Work?

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The sun is beginning to set over the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. Hues of rose, saffron and magenta streak across the winter sky as the sun begins to set. The temperature is dropping and you know you need to set up your tent or you’ll have to face the natural consequences of your actions.…

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Teaching Anger Management for Children

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Though hard to believe, children have a lot to be angry about. They’re old enough to know what they want, but too young to always get what they want. Their curiosity and inexperience make them want to try everything, but they might not always succeed. Many emotions and circumstances are completely new, so they do…

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What to Do When Wilderness Therapy Comes to an End

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One of the biggest struggles for a family with a troubled teen, beyond deciding to send their teen to wilderness therapy, is the transition they have to make once the program comes to an end. Although teens make tremendous progress during the program, returning home can result in a step backward if not handled correctly. Family…

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