Raising Your Child With Self-Esteem

Raising Your Child With Self-Esteem

What is self-esteem? “If self-esteem is the health of the mind, then few subjects are of comparable urgency.” Self Esteem is the confidence in our ability to think and cope with the basic challenges of life. It is the confidence in our right to be successful and...
The 411 on Teenage Grief

The 411 on Teenage Grief

Teenage Grief: “I lost my brother when I was 13.  I wish I would have had someone to tell me to stay positive and to grieve but not let my grief consume me.  The goal with the grieving process is to be able to let go and move on.  To honor the people we lose, we must...
Bullying or Teasing? Understanding the Difference

Bullying or Teasing? Understanding the Difference

It’s common for teasing and bullying to be mistaken for one another, but they aren’t the same thing. The difference is found less in the official definition of the terms and more in the direct effects of each one individually. Though both behaviors have negative...
4 Things to be Mindful of with Developing Brains

4 Things to be Mindful of with Developing Brains

The developing brain has been a fascinating area of study for many scientists in recent decades – partly because of the development of new technology – it’s much easier for us get a look under the hood of consciousness to see what factors are creating our...
Curious about Teen Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression? 5 Ways to Assist the Turbulence.

Curious about Teen Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression? 5 Ways to Assist the Turbulence.

Being a teen is a wild ride. For the first time in your life, you’re experiencing a crusade of emotions you haven’t yet been exposed to. For many, it is also the first time you begin to question the rules that have been laid out for you. There are...
Assisting Your Teens Transition After Treatment

Assisting Your Teens Transition After Treatment

The overall goal of a residential treatment center is to help teens develop appropriate coping skills to sustain their mental health and lead an enjoyable and healthy life. While in a residential therapy program, teens will receive the tools necessary to pursue their...