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How Parents and the World Can Reduce Risky Teen Behavior

Confronting risky teen behavior is a regular part of any parent’s life. The hormones, stress, and expectations that come with being a teenager create a perfect recipe for a huge reckless, irresponsible cake–which will eventually turn into a mess for the parents to clean up. While some rebellious or risky teen behavior is unavoidable, there’s …

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Help for Troubled Teens: Keeping Track of Your Mental Health

Help for troubled teens isn’t always readily available–it’s unfortunate, but it’s a somber fact of living in a society which continues to ignore the importance of mental health. Because of this, it’s important to keep track of your mental health and teach others how to do the same. Tracking your emotions and feelings day-to-day can …

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Learning By Doing: Wilderness Therapy for Defiant Teens

Have you heard of the “Maker Movement”? It’s a pretty amazing and inspiring learning movement that strives to teach children in a drastically different way than is currently practiced: trial and error. They take problems and they solve them through making mistake after mistake after mistake–until they eventually arrive at the answer. In wilderness therapy …

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ODD Treatment Center: The Difference between ADHD & ODD

While oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can occur at the same time in an individual, they’re two very different diagnoses. As a wilderness therapy ADHD and ODD treatment center, we are intimate with the ways ODD and ADHD differ from one another–we’re also intimate with the misconceptions surrounding these two …

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Early Behavioral Issues In Boys May Have More Long Term Negative Effects

If your little boy is a troublemaker, it might be easy to let his behavior slide. But maybe you should rethink that. Behavioral issues in boys and disruptive behaviors can cause serious long term negative effects. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, early …

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Rebellious Teens: What a Parent Needs to Know About Defiant Disorder

Teens will be teens. Unfortunately for parents, some fights with your children are unavoidable: it’s a natural part of growing up. Testing boundaries and pushing rules allows a child to develop their individuality. In some cases, however, the fights get out of hand. Instead of being an occasional occurrence, they become a staple of everyday …

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Therapies vs. Drugs

Are doctors prescribing antipsychotic meds too much and too soon? Many studies have shown the increasing use of antipsychotic medications for pediatric patients. And, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2.4 percent of adolescents on Medicaid are prescribed antipsychotic medications. Medicating too soon? Pediatricians and psychiatrists from the University of Vermont are startled by the increasing rates …

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