Restoring Families

Our primary objective is to reunite families in compassionate connection.

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 […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Internet Addiction
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Teens and Tech: The Truth About Internet Addiction

Most people are familiar with the most common addictions, such as those to smoking, alcohol and eating. One addiction some may not be knowledgeable about, though, is Internet addiction. One out of every eight Americans suffers from Internet Addiction disorder. However, it is only discussed in 1 percent of university introductory level psychology textbooks, according […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Abuse Among Kids
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Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Use and Abuse

A recent study confirms that the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child,” may be true. We live in an age where we often don’t know the names of our next-door neighbors. However, findings from the UC San Diego research show that the parenting style you choose will play a major role in […]