1. How To Talk To Your Child About Teenage Drinking

    We were all teenagers once, and therefore we know that there will inevitably come a time when your teenager is introduced to alcohol. For many parents, the choice to make that introduction themselves is one that allows them to feel in control over how much and what sort of alcohol their teen will co…Read More

  2. 8 Everyday Habits For Maintaining Your Mental Health

    Our main concern at Fire Mountain Programs is helping teenagers to become responsible, healthy and self-sustaining human beings. It is our opinion that one of the most imperative parts of this process is getting the teenager to a place where they can successfully maintain their mental health. As a p…Read More

  3. Teen Suicide: Your Fears Confronted

    Suicide is a very hard topic to cover. While it isn’t something people like to talk about at all, it is something that continues to need more awareness surrounding it. There is not a single parent on the planet who believes that their child would take their own life. However, over 1500 youth betwe…Read More

  4. How Can You Tell If Your Teenager Is Depressed?

    When it comes to the moods of teenagers, it’s not unlikely for them to be a bit erratic to say the least. We all remember what it was like to be a teenager and the emotional highs and lows that you experience on a daily, if not an hourly basis. On the other hand, mood swings are absolutely not the…Read More

  5. Event: Navigating the World Of Addiction

    Aaron will be speaking at Navigating the World Of Addiction, so please join us if you can. This is an excellent event for parents who need support. It is  being held on May 6th from 9AM to 9PM at the FRCS Performing Arts Center in Littleton, Colorado. To learn more, please check out their website.…Read More

  6. Is Your Teen Troubled?

    Being a parent is not an easy job by any means. While you think it will have to get easier the longer you get to practice, this simply is not true. When children turn into teenagers, much of the time, the job of the parent becomes even more difficult. Don’t get us wrong, there will be days when ev…Read More

  7. Video: Boundaries

    Boundaries, once set, are important to keep. Set boundaries according to what you are willing to live with and what you can accept. Create options for your teen that you can accept and are willing to abide by. Let your teen make a choice. These guidelines are important for both the teen and the pare…Read More

  8. Video: I Exist

    Some kids have deep emotional wounds we cannot heal. We can, however, validate their experience. We need to let them know that we see them, hear them, agree with them and understand them. This way we let them know that they exist and are bing heard. https://youtu.be/zah_XpGPtis…Read More

  9. Video: If __ Then __

    When we have strong emotional reactions, it is because our core beliefs have been violated. Blaming others is not the answer. We need to take ownership of our feelings. My feelings are not your (the teen's) responsibility. This understanding creates space for growth and change. https://youtu.be/spZs…Read More

  10. Video: MVE Core Beliefs

    Look at it from their perspective. Imagine how they feel and let them talk. Try your best to listen and understand. https://youtu.be/ogpTu7XBdIg…Read More