Well-Being

At Newport Academy, we promote wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

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 Well Being Resources Teen Sleep Hero
Well-Being

Why Teens Need Sleep More Than Anyone

Sleep is crucial for life. We all know how it feels to face the morning after a night of less-than-optimal sleep. Lack of sleep can make us grumpy, unable to focus, and more negative about life in general. And this is especially true for teens. Sometimes it can be hard to sort out the reasons [...]
Newport Academy Well Being Resources Teen Healthy Living Nutrition Sugar
Mental Health, Well-Being

What Sugar is Really Doing to Your Brain and Body

Sugar—The First Drug Many of us grew up hearing the catchphrase—on television, or in our heads as we walked down the cereal aisle—“Frosted Flakes, they’re more than good, they’re GREAT!” Tony the Tiger and his infamous jingle have kept cereal bowls full of sugarcoated flakes for decades. And he’s not the only one; before Tony [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: A Way of Mentoring
Community, Empowering Teens, Well-Being

The Way of Mentoring — a Q&A with Crit Callebs

As a mentor and therapeutic facilitator at Newport Academy, Crit Callebs works with teens and their families. Crit uses traditional storytelling and awareness activities to guide them in discovering their inner strength. He focuses on connecting youth with the power of choice. And he helps people understand that they write their own life story. They […]