Constant Back Talk: Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens
By John Townsend, Ph.D. One of the signs that you have turned the parenting corner into another world is the start of back talk. Whether it be sarcasm, argumentativeness, rudeness or plain old in-your-face defiance, you now wonder what happened to the child who thought you were really cool, loved…
Failure Strengthens Faith
We each face the human story of failure. Whether it’s a failed driver’s test, failed job interview, failed relationship or failed dream, broken expectations and falling short of our hopes remind us we are not in control. We find ourselves weak and embarrassed when we mess up. It’s easy to…
Starting at an Early Age: Major Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting
It’s never too early to start parenting. Neuroscience research has shown us that a young child’s brain is more malleable and teachable, while change is a bit more work in later years. So it’s a good idea to have your approach to parenting applied while the cement is still wet,…
September Parent Group
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, we invite our CRA parents to join us for Parent Group to discuss the challenges of raising a teen who is struggling. It’s a time for parents to learn and support other parents on the road to recovery.
Fall Parent Weekend
We’re looking forward to our Fall Parent Weekend Oct. 19-21! Parent Weekends are programmed with relationship-building activities, support group for parents, parent education and family therapy.
November Parent Group
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 17, we invite our CRA parents to join us for Parent Group to discuss the challenges of raising a teen who is struggling. It’s a time for parents to learn and support other parents on the road to recovery.
Independent Educational Consultants are hired by families to help guide the process of finding the best program to meet your child’s needs and to provide support throughout treatment. They are highly qualified and well educated about programs throughout the country.
NATSAP is the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. Find programs using specific criteria and find a program that may fit your needs. This website has proven to be very helpful to researching parents. It groups accredited programs together in one spot for you to search for those that best fit what you are seeking.
Struggling Teens is a website that offers information about programs and is a resource for parents.