Restoring Families

Our primary objective is to reunite families in compassionate connection.

Newport Academy Teen Mental Health Resources Positivity Hero
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The Power of Positivity for Teen Mental Health

Has anyone ever told you that all you need to do is “stay positive” and everything will work out? Optimism is a wonderful quality, but creating positivity requires more than hoping for the best. Rather, it’s an ongoing practice of cultivating positive emotions in every aspect of life. According to Barbara Fredrickson, a leading researcher [...]
Newport Academy Resources Mental Health Teen Emotions
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5 Ways to Balance Teen Emotions and Increase Well-Being

No matter how old you are, learning to navigate the inner turmoil that life inevitably brings is no easy feat. But teenagers have extra challenges: hormonal changes, a brain that’s still developing, the intensity of social interactions with peers, academic demands, and their parents’ high expectations. And that’s if they’re lucky! Many teens also struggle [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources Teen Attachment Issues
Mental Health, Restoring Families

How to Recognize and Heal Teen Attachment Disorder

Firstly, teen attachment issues are common and treatable. When we educate ourselves and reduce the stigma around mental health concerns, we heal our families. Teen Attachment and Parents No parent wants to hurt their child. Early life issues can lead to mental health challenges or substance abuse. Sub-optimal parenting means kids sometimes don't bond with caregivers. [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources Teen Panic Attack
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5 Ways to Prevent Teen Panic Attacks

It starts with a tightening in your chest that makes it hard to breathe. In addition, then your entire body begins to shiver. Furthermore, your heart pounds faster and faster. What’s happening? These are the physical manifestations of a panic attack. For teens, panic attacks can be incredibly frightening, especially when they don’t know what’s [...]
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The One Thing Parents Should Do for Their Kids

By Jamison Monroe Jr., Founder and CEO of Newport Academy Parents are amazing. In my line of work, I talk every day with parents who would do anything for their kids. Family means everything to them. They would give their children the clothes off their backs, take a bullet for them—every cliché you can think of. […]

Restoring Families Resources: Five Ways to Make Family Dinner a Joy Not a Chore
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Five Ways to Make Family Dinner a Joy, Not a Chore

By Rachel Fortune, MD, FAAP National Medical Director for Newport Academy We all know that eating together as a family is a smart thing to do—and an increasing amount of research is proving just how smart it is. Studies show that the benefits for kids of eating family dinners on a regular basis include better […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources Families Seek Therapy
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Family Therapy Creates Connection

Family therapy has become an important part of our culture. It is fairly common for families to have disagreements and challenging communication. In many cases, disputes between spouses, parents and children can be resolved by talking and coming to a mutual agreement. But other circumstances, such as an illness, substance abuse, or infidelity, can tear […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Teen Drug Treatment Parents Prepare Child For Rehab
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Preparing For Teen Treatment: It’s Not a Punishment

Preparing for teen treatment doesn’t have to seem like punishment, for anyone in the family. The key is to start with compassion. A loving atmosphere will help all to feel safe in what can sometimes be an uncomfortable situation.  Teens need assistance dealing with challenges in a manner that makes them feel safe. Teen treatment […]