In today's society, the Internet has made its way into almost every American home. It is a well-known fact that the web is a valuable asset for research and learning. Unfortunately, it can also be a very dangerous place for teens. With social networking sites like Myspace and Friendster, chat rooms, instant messaging, and online role-playing video games, our children are at access to almost anyone. Sue Scheff, along with Parent's Universal Resource Experts™, is tackling the dangers of the web.
Keeping tabs on our teens' online habits doesn't just keep them safe from online predators. More and more parents are becoming wary of the excessive hours their teens spend surfing the web, withdrawing from family, friends and activities they used to enjoy. Internet Addiction is a devastating problem facing far too many teens and their families. While medical professionals have done limited research on the topic, more and more are recognizing this destructive behavior and even mor…
At this time of year, it seems we are contacted by more and more parents that have an 18 year old or a 17 year old that is almost 18.
If you have been struggling with your younger teen and like many of us, keep hoping and praying it will change,
take a moment to think about if it doesn’t. Don’t miss an opportunity to
give your child a second chance for a better future. Whether it is
local therapy, a motivational out-patient program or a residential therapeutic boarding school - as
parents we do what is best for our kids.
“My 18 year old is out of control and I am at my wit’s end! What can I do?” Anonymous Parent.
18 – 19 year old teens can be the most difficult to address simply
because they are considered adults and cannot be forced to get help. As
parents, we have limited to no control. Practicing “tough love” is
easier said than done, many parents have a problem letting their child reach rock
bottom. As parents, we see our child suffering whether it is needing
Sadly I still receive emails from students struggling to overcome the emotional trauma they endured during their time at a WWASPS facility, as well as many simply looking for help in seeking academic credits.
Neither which I can help them with, however it never ceases to amaze me that there are so many victims that have been effected by these people -- yet they continue to close and open facilities in our country.
The blessing is that many parents are doing their due diligence and learning how to educate themselves before placing their child into a residential therapy school or program. They are asking the right questions, and digging deeper into the past of the program. If your gut is twisting - it's time to move on to another program.