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How to help your adolescent son overcome homesickness

October 28, 2014   0 Comments

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When you decide to send your son to White River Academy, we realize the adjustment may be difficult for your son at first. After all, he has likely been used to similar family surroundings for much of his life. Now, he will be in a new environment with many changes and this may be overwhelming
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Young male with bipolar disorder mistakes his symptoms for Ebola

October 27, 2014   0 Comments

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Joshua Marshall, 18, was recently charged with causing public panic related to the Ebola scare on a flight traveling from Florida to Vienna. However, he has since been released on bond following the incident. This is because Marshall has been suffering from symptoms of bipolar disorder and therefore, he did not have the Ebola virus
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Sexting: How it affects sexual behavior among teens

October 9, 2014   0 Comments

As technology changes and expands, how we relate to each other changes too. One of the biggest examples of this is the rising trend of sexting among teens. Recent studies have looked into the role of sexting on a teen’s sexual activity, risky sexual behavior, substance abuse patterns and even their mental health. Most studies
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Boarding School – Myths vs. Facts

October 9, 2014   0 Comments

Sending your child to a boarding school will be a significant life changing event that shapes their future. Parents will naturally want to research the details of what this opportunity entails and if it is indeed the right choice for their family. However, some may have their doubts about the effectiveness of such institutions and
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Teens and Vaping

September 9, 2014   0 Comments

E-cigarettes, or vaping, have seen a spike in popularity amongst young adults in recent years. Marketed as a solution to quitting cigarettes, vaping uses a nicotine-based solution that offers a cleaner and more concentrated means of getting one’s nicotine fix. Although e-cigarettes are devoid of the harmful tar found in traditional cigarettes, cancer-causing compounds and
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Teenage Self-Harm

September 9, 2014   0 Comments

Self-harm normally refers to the actions of a person who hurts themselves in order to relieve emotional pain or distress. It serves the purpose of making emotional pain physical and, in the view of some who self-harm, easier to deal with than the emotional pain itself. It is estimated that around one half to one
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White River Academy now accepting international students

August 21, 2014   0 Comments

White River Academy boarding school now possesses a SEVIS certification, allowing us to accept international students. This does not only expand our opportunities for treatment, but provides a richer experience to both our domestic and foreign students, immersing them in each other’s cultures during their stay. In order to help meet the new demand for
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Internet Addiction

August 12, 2014   0 Comments

Is the Internet Becoming an Addiction? Almost everyone spends a significant portion of their day surfing the Internet, but is our collective web compulsion becoming an addiction for some of us? Although it is not officially listed as a diagnosable mental health disorder, it is under consideration, modeled after gambling disorder and recognized as a
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Teenage Depression

August 12, 2014   0 Comments

Depression is a mental and emotional health issue that can interfere with a person’s social life, occupation and their livelihood. A person dealing with depression must work through feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, unwarranted guilt and suicidal thoughts. All together, the struggle that depression presents can seriously disrupt a person’s life. Obviously this is a
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Boys Adrift – Leonard Sax, MD, PhD

August 12, 2014   0 Comments

In his book, Dr. Sax mentions five categories which, in his opinion, have contributed to the lack of motivation and poor grades of many boys: Changes in education Video games Medications for ADHD Endocrine disruptors in the environment The decline and disintegration of the masculine ideal Many kindergarten programs teach basic reading and writing and
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...