Why Staying Involved Matters

Why Staying Involved Matters

Why Staying Involved Matters As a parent, you’re the most important figure in your teen’s life – even if they’re involved with a residential treatment center like Heritage and not living at home. They take their cues from you and often aspire to be like you, and your inf ...

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Tips for Connecting With Your Introverted Teen

Tips for Connecting With Your Introverted Teen General introversion is just one of many teen challenges we aim to help with at Heritage, and we know what a struggle it can be for many adolescents. It’s common for outsiders to mistake introversion as something more sinister or negative, but in r ...

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Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely

Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely Choosing the most talented and skilled players is a recipe for a winning team, right? Maybe sometimes, but not always. A recent experience taught me how choosing the right players is more important than choosing the “best” players. At our school, ...

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Three Simple Parenting Approaches

Three Simple Parenting Approaches Many parents are presently bombarded with thousands of parenting programs. While there are many successful programs it is often hard for a parent to find a program that fits the needs of their family and one that can be remembered in the moment paren ...

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Step 1: Develop a Relationship with Your Teen

Step 1: Develop a Relationship with Your Teen Is your son or daughter unresponsive to your efforts to connect, discipline, coerce or persuade? Do you find it frustrating when they ignore house rules or direction? You might even have suggested that they go play a sport that they used to love only ...

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With Humility Comes Clarity

With Humility Comes Clarity I received an email from a parent and the following words impacted me: “Our daughter made it through the weekend without any major incidents, largely because Tirae was there.” Something akin to a sneak attack ensued with my emotions. I knew Leean ...

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The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective

The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective “What am I supposed to do about my son?” “Why is this so hard? “Who can I talk to?” Parent conference weekend just wrapped up at Heritage, which was a marvelous opportunity for parents to rub shoulders with others in their same boat.  Aft ...

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