Help For Parents
How to know your son needs help
It’s can be hard for us to remember once we’re a few decades removed from them, but our teen years are full of turmoil. It’s a time of uncertainty, a time when we get our first taste of the social structures that will govern us for the remainder of our lives, a time when we experience intimate and sometimes traumatic changes in ourselves.
It’s also our first taste of freedom and independence, which is why it’s common for teenagers to be defiant. This can make telling the difference between ordinary teenage behavior and more serious problems that require real intervention tricky. So we’ve developed a free assessment that can help you determine how severe your son’s difficulties are – as well as what type of solution your situation requires. In some cases, sending him to a residential treatment center such as White River Academy might be the best choice. This may seem like a drastic measure, but it may also help your son overcome his destructive behavioral patterns and reach his full potential.
To help you learn better ways to cope with your teen’s behavioral problems in the meantime, we have provided a series of tools and resources with guidance on most common difficulties.
What to do when your son struggles
Watching your child struggle instead of living up to their full potential is difficult. Confronting them isn’t much easier — parents often face more defiance, arguments and even threats. Left alone, these behaviors can destroy the parent-child relationship.
These severe cases often benefit from professional assistance. Skilled professionals can provide you with advice on the best way to manage your son’s behaviors. Outpatient psychotherapy is also useful. But for cases where inpatient therapy and treatment is necessary, a residential treatment center like White River Academy is the right solution.
We provide a safe, structured environment far away from bad habits, triggers and temptation, providing a structured environment where adolescents can learn to understand themselves and grow.