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Positive Lifestyle Changes in Teens

Bad Habits and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms Teenagers and adolescents have had their well-being severely impacted by COVID-19. The worry, stress, and sadness of the global situation, coupled with the isolation induced by social distancing and the closure of schools, has taken its toll. Many adolescents report increases in depression and anxiety. Research also supports the […]

Discussing Boundaries and Expectations with Your Teen

One of the most difficult parts of parenting is knowing how to set healthy boundaries and expectations with your teenager. Adolescence is a time when children are looking to define themselves and push boundaries. Naturally, this is not a stage in life where most children are particularly receptive to parents’ concerns. However, finding the best […]

Therapy for Academic, Social & Personal Success

Teenagers Are Vulnerable Teenagers are at a vulnerable point in their lives. Identities are being formed, boundaries are pushed, and new social expectations and pressures are imposed. Teenagers are expected to navigate academics, budding social lives with changing rules, jobs, and more choices and independence than they ever had before. With all of these expectations, […]

Adolescence and Executive Function

Teens’ Brains Are Still Growing Adolescence introduces new responsibilities and expectations across all areas of one’s life. Ideally, individuals in these years build their identities and create the foundations for a healthy transition into young adulthood. As teens are developing their values, outlooks on life, and identities, their brains are also growing. The areas of […]

The Classroom & Mental Health Are Interrelated

A Significant Impact Mental health is profoundly important in every aspect of a teen’s life, from interacting with others to developing a healthy self-image and identity. Unfortunately, the relationship between mental health and academics is often neglected or altogether forgotten. Success or failure in the classroom is frequently chalked up to individual motivation and intelligence, […]

Distance Learning and Remote Therapy

Crisis Drives a Lack of Access to Services As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many high schools are adapting by developing online learning platforms. At Shortridge Academy, we’ve instituted what we are calling Shortridge Online. Likewise, many therapists and counselors have transitioned to providing their services online in order to meet the needs of their patients. […]

How Parents Can Support Their Teen Attending a Therapeutic Boarding School

A therapeutic boarding school can provide your teen an ideal environment for academic and personal development. It affords your child opportunities to challenge himself or herself by learning new skills, making new friends, and working on emotional difficulties they may face with trained clinical professionals. Like any opportunity for growth, it comes with its own […]

Supporting Teens During the COVID-19 Crisis

The novel coronavirus has dramatically disrupted the lives of many teens who now face anxiety and uncertainty over their own health, the safety of family and friends, and the economic impact of COVID-19 on their lives. The shutdown of schools and requirements for social distancing have cut teenagers off from their primary social outlets, forcing […]

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