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Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Music Festivals
Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Music Festivals and Drug Use: Why Teens Are At Risk

by Jamison Monroe, Jr.  Music festivals can be fun and exciting for teens. But they can also be dangerous and even deadly. Music festivals bring with them a host of risky activities associated with festival culture. Many of these activities are particularly attractive to teenagers—specifically drugs. While big summertime gatherings like Lollapalooza and Coachella are […]

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: Back To School Tips
Empowering Teens

Back to School: Tools, Tips, and How to Thrive

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer. Heading back to school can create stress. Busy schedules, academic pressure, and lack of sleep can raise anxiety levels. Furthermore, we have less time to relax and connect with each other. With that in mind, here are some strategies to help the [...]
Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources How to Spot Dangerous Teen Behavior During Summer Vacation Hero
Restoring Families

How to Spot Dangerous Teen Behavior During Summer Vacation

Dangerous Teen Behavior in the Summer Dangerous teen behavior can be caught early if we know what to look for. There are some clear warning signs and simple things you can do to stay engaged, open communication, and protect teens from pitfalls. Everyone loves summer—especially teens. However, summer can be a dangerous time for teenagers. That’s [...]
Empowering Teens Resources: Failure is Healthy for Teens
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

Why Failure is Healthy for Teens

Nobody likes to fail. But for a teenager, failure can feel like devastation. When your ego and identity are still forming, what might seem like small failures to others can cause heartbreak and self-blaming for teens. Whether it’s rejection by someone they’re crushing on, a poor score on the SATs, or a loss in a [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: Teen Independence
Empowering Teens, Well-Being

How Parents Can Navigate Teen Independence

Toddlers are famous for saying, “I want to do it myself!” But the quest for independence continues long past those early years. And it reaches its peak during adolescence, when teens are forming their identity through differentiating themselves from their parents. Finding Balance From the Beginning Is Key Striving for independence is an essential part [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources How To Talk To Teens Hero
Empowering Teens, Restoring Families

How to Talk to Teens

How do you talk to teens? Parents have been trying to figure this out for a long time. Talking to teens isn’t always easy. But it’s more important than you might imagine. An ongoing, meaningful connection between kids and parents is key. In addition, it is one of the most powerful factors in supporting teen [...]