conduct disorder

Conduct disorder in teens is a highly disruptive mental health condition that can significantly interfere with relationships, the school experience, and connection to community. Featuring a pattern of behaviors that involve aggression, bullying, rule violation, and destruction to property, conduct disorder presents serious challenges. If your teen has been diagnosed with conduct disorder, he or […]

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

In the wake of a spate of new mass shootings, our nation is mystified as to why these (mostly) young male shooters are triggered to inflict such carnage on humanity. Discussion centers around mental illness, political motivations, and the availability of automatic weapons as possible explanations for the spike in these violent acts. But more […]

adolescent compulsive lying

Why Do Teens Engage in Chronic Lying? Let’s face it: human beings are prone to fibs and little white lies. Some are even blatant liars. Lying is just one of many human flaws that we struggle with. Adolescent compulsive lying is no different. But when it’s our kids who tell lies, well now that hurts. […]

anger coping skills for teens

Slammed doors and angry outbursts may just be run of the mill teenage behavior. The teen years are rife with strong moods and feelings as it is. Teens are in the process of changing from being a child who relies on their parents. The teen years help them prepare for being grown adults. This is […]

dangers of Cinnamon Challenge

Ahh, the perennial allure of the dare.  Kids and teens have always been known to lay down the gauntlet with a dare, or even a double-dog dare, as part and parcel of the childhood experience.  This silly practice of taunting another to go through with some daring exploit has seldom led to a serious health […]

teen refuses to go to school

School attendance can become a huge flashpoint between and parent and their teen when he or she simply refuses to go to school. All parents are aware that children must attend a around 175 school days during the school year. School attendance is mandatory in all 50 states, including the alternative options for educating the […]

conduct disorder treatment

A teen that exhibits disruptive, aggressive, or defiant behavior is bound to become persona non grata in the school and social settings. These teens have a propensity to picking fights with others and to disregard social norms, making them unpleasant to be around. These behavior traits are features of conduct disorder, a mental health disorder […]

how to deal with rebellious teenagers

What happened? One day your kid was sweet and accommodating and the next he or she suddenly morphed into a surly, snotty, rebellious brat. Well, the good news is that in most cases, this too shall pass. The bad news is that, if not managed right, the bad behavior can escalate to the point where […]

Behavioral Treatment Centers for Adolescents

As parents, you may have done everything right, by the book, in raising your child. You have provided a safe, loving, and supportive home life and made every effort to be available for your son or daughter. In fact, in many instances, other siblings—born of the same two parents and raised in the same home—may […]