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August 2018

Helpful Tips for Parenting Teens with Autism
Parents of teens with autism go through a lot of stress. The constant tantrums, the lack of support, the absence of government programs, and many other obstacles can cause serious family drama. Recently, Psychology Today published an article written by...
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Defining Transitional Living
For many troubled adolescents and teens, transitional living represents a chance to hit ‘Restart’ and reinvent their lives. This relatively new approach aims to improve residents’ mental health and get them ready for the challenges of society. Many of the...
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Young Adult Depression: What to do When Your Child is Refusing Therapy
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Treating young adult depression is a delicate subject. Many teens refuse therapy because of the stigma associated with it. They may have also had a negative experience with a professional in the past. “Convincing a reluctant teen to go to...
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Are Teen Boot Camps More Harmful Than Helpful?
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What are Teen Boot Camps? When troubled teens are on the path to jail, parents “begin to look at a more extreme option: boot camps. These are institutions that run a rigorous, military-like program that is very heavy on discipline...
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How to Address Your Teen with Video Game Addiction
Video game addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. Teens are especially vulnerable to this disease with the onslaught of available platforms to play games. Video game addiction is recognized as a similar addiction to gambling as the...
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Teen Sleep: Why it is Important for your Teen’s Wellbeing
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Sleep is an essential building block for life. When we sleep, we rebuild many functions that we lose throughout the day. Sleep is imperative to function successfully throughout the day. For teens, sleep is even more important. Teen’s brains are...
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Understanding Your Aspergers Teen and Procrastination
Being the parent of an Aspergers teen can be quite frustrating and challenging. The lack of focus, the failure to turn in homework assignments, and the constant inconsistency with daily chores can cause friction between parents and teens. A recent...
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What is Residential Therapy and How Can it Help Your Teen
Residential therapy is a modern and integrative approach that aims to help children and teens grow into healthy adults. Being a relatively new approach, some experts are skeptical about its effectiveness and outcomes. But aside from that, some parents are...
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How Wilderness Therapy Can Help Your Troubled Teen
What is Wilderness Therapy? Wilderness therapy is a restorative intervention for troubled adolescents. It “provides a secure, non-critical, and supportive environment for self-discovery.” Wilderness therapy is beneficial for teens suffering from mental, emotional, and physical disorders. It also helps teens...
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5 Ways a Teen Autism Program Could Help Your Child Grow
Autistic teens experience the world differently than regular teens. They have sensitivities to audible and physical stimuli. With the onslaught of teenage hormones, autistic teens will struggle more with emotional outbursts and adapting to their changing world. There are options...
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