July 19, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Teaching Our Youth In Juvenile Detention, What Are They Learning?


When you send a teenager to a juvenile detention center, it takes the place of everything in their life. They go to school in the facility, play, and do most of the things that a normal teenager would do like chores, right there in the same building. But what are they actually learning in that facility? Well, that depends on a number of things including the teens themselves, their school and the facility that they are in.…

July 18, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

The Truth Behind Sending Youth To Juvenile Detention


When an adult commits a crime, we send them to a jail or prison. When a teenager commits a crime, however, we send them to their own version of jail called juvenile detention. This facility is tasked with the detention of a teen who has committed an act that he or she is legally not allowed to do. We expect that these facilities will help rehabilitate a youthful offender and lead them to a better path to avoid the same type of behavior in the future. But are they really doing that?…

July 17, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

How To Help A Kleptomaniac

Have you imagined walking in the groceries with a family member or a loved one and suddenly you caught them stealing? Have you seen somebody who looked rich but they sneakily steal an item and didn’t pay for it? This is how kleptomaniacs behave. Kleptomania, also known as Klopemania, is defined as an impulse control disorder where the person has the inability to control or refrain himself from stealing items other than personal or financial gains. Most of these behaviors happen during late adolescent and young adulthood years, happening more in women than in men. The condition was highly sensationalized because some famous Hollywood stars were caught or known to be doing such behaviors.

July 2, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Life After Prison: Is There Hope?

Daniel (not his real name) is a 25-year-old drug dealer who served time and has been released to go back to the community. He stated that he has reformed and the process inside the prison has brought him to a realization that he wants his normal and peaceful life back. But the problem now is, he’s having some doubts if he will ever function and regain his normal life.…

July 1, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Signs That Your Teenagers Are In A Gang

It’s dinner time and you are wondering why your 17-year-old son is not yet at home. This has been happening lately and you also noticed that he’s not always at home, even on school days. Upon checking his room, you noticed some posters on the wall with symbols or foreign language that you’re not familiar with. His grades have dropped tremendously and his relationships toward his usual friends and siblings have changed. After a week, you received a call from the principal’s office asking for your presence to discuss a grievous incident where your son has been involved — a gang turf. 

May 24, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Young Offenders Reformed

Millions of youngsters commit a crime. There are children young as four who are committing crimes and they don’t even know or think of the consequences. Yet, there are also older children and indeed young adults who commit crimes and eventually are punished for those crimes. Whether they spend time in jail or are faced with community service, they are paying for their crimes and hopefully, they are reformed when such period is over. For many, they aren’t sure if this is possible, so is it? If you are experiencing behavioral problems with your teenage children, it could possibly be related to crime. Therefore, you should seek advice from free online counseling.…

May 24, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Out of the System

Who really knows what to do when a loved one is released from prison? When someone has been a part of the criminal system, it can be a nerve-wracking time to have that person come home. You are nervous and aren’t sure how to proceed and it can generally be a tough time for everyone. However, it’s necessary to ensure the environment is safe for yourself and the person coming home. You also want to ensure you do your part to make your child feel welcome once again. If you are experiencing behavioral problems with your teenage children, it could possibly be related to crimes they are committing. Therefore, you should seek advice from free online counseling.…

May 24, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

Corrective Behaviours

Who really wants to talk about corrective behaviors? For most, they aren’t sure how to approach the subject and most dislike talking about it too. The trouble is that this is an important topic and being able to deal with it effectively is a must. When it comes to correcting someone’s behavior is it really a possibility? How can you change someone’s unruly behavior? If you are experiencing behavioral problems with your teenage children, may wish to seek advice from free online counseling.

How to Approach Someone to Talk about Their Behavior?

Corrective behavior is important but it’s not always easy to approach someone to talk about how they act. For example, when someone is hostile and aren’t really aware of it, you don’t just want to walk straight up to them and be insulting to them or overly negative; you have to find a fine balance. You must approach the person, talk calmly to them and then address the problems. Keeping things civil and calm will help ensure there are no hostilities and make the person you want to talk about their behavior a little more comfortable. If you make them uncomfortable about the situation it can trigger off behavior you don’t want to see. According to Whitney Goodman, LMFT, “Give yourself or the person space to process what is happening and create their own meaning around it.” …

March 25, 2017 Off By Dennis Rhodes

How To Discipline Bad Behaviors Of Your Teen

Lucky catch! You stumbled upon this article to help you in putting reigns to your teens after developing bad behaviors. Learning bad behaviors is normal for a developing teenager. But, it does not mean that you have to tolerate these bad behaviors. As their parent, you still have to make sure that your once angelic baby will grow up into a responsible adult. To help you stay sane in managing your troubled teen, here are some easy tricks that you can use:

Set Clear Rules

Teenagers usually push the boundaries of their parents. That’s why it is important to set clear rules among your teens. If you tell them to be home before midnight, they might have the tendency to push the boundaries by being home at 11:59. If you warn them not to drink at bars and clubs, they might just go to their friend’s house and get drunk there. Setting clear rules will establish understanding between you and your teen as to what are the rules to be followed and why they are being disciplined after breaking them.

Use Consequences

Discipline doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to punish your teens. However, you still have to do something that will allow your teen to learn a lesson after breaking rules. You can use consequences depending on the gravity of the behavior. You have to make sure that these consequences would be fair for your teens. If your teen failed to do his/her homework, you can take away his/her privilege of hanging out with friends in the weekend.

Moreover, try to give appropriate consequences with bad behaviors. Let your teens know that they would receive these consequences if they break these specific rules. They are more likely to abide by the rules if they understand why they have to follow them and why they will receive such consequences if they fail to follow.

Be Firm and Consistent

Being firm and consistent is very important to teach your teens responsibility. If you set clear rules and established consequences when those rules are not being met, then you have to responsible in implementing them. Bad behaviors in teens will flourish if they know that you are very lenient in your rules. Your teens may think that following those rules is not really that important because you don’t give your full commitment on them — so why should they bother as well.

We all know that being parents is really a tough job especially if your teens are constantly developing bad behaviors. That is why it is important for you to be responsible in your own way and be a good role model for your teens. If your teens are surrounded and influenced with responsible individuals like their parents, then most likely they would eventually be responsible teens.…