teen communication

Simple Steps to Improving Parent-Teen Communication

Simple Steps to Improving Parent-Teen Communication It seems like one day everything just changed. Your sweet, talkative child suddenly turned into a rebellious, disrespectful teenager. You no longer have the late night discussions about what new club your daughter likes at school, or even which baseball player is at the top of your son’s list …

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Fun Has Benefits, Too: Recreational Therapy Program for Teens

How Fun Can Be Therapeutic As Well: Teens and Recreational Therapy When you see the word “therapy,” what comes to mind? Probably an image of a person lying on a couch spouting off their issues and struggles in life to a therapist scribbling mysterious notes down–not theater, dance, or playing sports. You may not think …

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Exercise Improves Memory and Concentration for Teens with ADHD

Parents and teachers are always looking for creative, developmentally-appropriate ways to keep children with ADHD actively engaged in activities. Wilderness therapy programs believe that one of the most natural ways to encourage learning and participation is through movement and play, including outdoor adventure activities. While we have witnessed firsthand how physical activity helps teens organically …

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Time Away From Screens in Wilderness Therapy Improves Social Skills

Many parents are on board with the idea that time away from screen media, with increased face-to-face social interaction, will improve their teen’s social skills and social relationships. In one field experiment, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, teenagers who spent time at an outdoor education camp showed significant improvement in social skills, …

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How is Wilderness Therapy Evidence-Based?

Many parents have questions about how outdoor therapeutic programs compare to traditional forms of teen treatment. Wilderness programs, like blueFire Wilderness, ensure the highest quality of care by combining evidence-based wilderness therapy in individual and family therapy sessions with recreation therapies, like adventure activities and equine therapy. Our therapists are all licensed professionals that have …

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