Finding a Balance: Eight Things Your Struggling Teen Will Thank You for in the Future

Raising a struggling teen can be hard in multiple ways. As a parent, there are few things more difficult than to watch your child suffer. Moreover, often, the path to helping your child get better lies through finding a compromise between being a friend and a parent. Too far toward friendship, and your child may …

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Silencing negative teenage thoughts: Responses and Solutions

No one’s psychic. However, sometimes you really wish you were when it comes to knowing what your teen is thinking. Of course, not every teen thinks the same way. Some teens have recurring typical “teenage thoughts” that can be negative and unhealthy. Finding the best way to respond to these teenage thoughts can feel like …

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Family Therapy Helps Parents Understand and Rebuild

A teen struggling with any mental or emotional illness can wreck havoc on an entire family. Whether it is depression, oppositional defiant disorder, anorexia, ADHD, bipolar disorder or the like, the battle is not only faced by the individual, but also his or her family. Though you already know your teen needs help to recover, …

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All in the Family: Benefits of Family Therapy

When first learning about family therapy and its inclusion in the blueFire Wilderness program, many parents have an adverse reaction. Your teenager is the one being disrespectful, teetering on the lines between rebellious and dangerous, destroying themselves and anyone else around them in the process. You want to get them the help they need, but why …

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