Are Boot Camps for Teens Safe? What Parents Need to Know

Learn how to determine whether boot camps for teens are safe.

Many parents seeking help for troubled teens look to boot camps to provide some discipline, and get kids back on track. Most of these kids struggle in school, are the victims of bullying or have just had a rough time at home or at school. They need more than strength training, but boot camps make a compelling offer: discipline through …

Buying a Home

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Buying a Home

Buying a HomePurchasing a home is an exciting and memorable event that marks a huge step in someone’s life. However, poor decision-making can quickly wipe the smile off a homeowner’s face when they’re bombarded with financial obligations that they struggle to keep up with as well as other costly issues. If you’re looking to buy a new home, here are some common mistakes that you can avoid.

Rigorous Spending Habits

While it’s nice …

Pupil In Class Using Digital Tablet

How Technology is Improving Your Child’s Ability to Communicate

By Phineas Upham

The usage of technology in the classroom has boosted the process of learning in several important ways. It’s created a more collaborative learning environment, where students take the lead on their lesson plans while teachers facilitate the discussion. It’s also improved a student’s ability to communicate by granting them multiple possibilities to share their interests.

The Multimedia Effect

Students can create using any kind of media that best …


Understanding the Principles of Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Therapeutic boarding schools should focus on promoting individuality and responsibility.

Rehabilitation is the key focus of every therapeutic program designed for troubled teens. But, if teens aren’t necessarily rehabilitating by the end of the program, then the advertised “lasting” changes are all for nothing. Before sending your teenager to the first school for troubled youth that you find, take the time to gather all the facts and information about the facility …


New York’s Japanese Weekend School

By Phineas Upham

We live in the age of the Web, which means ostensibly that we can acquire knowledge from basically any part of the globe. We can apply that knowledge nearly anywhere as well, and this is only just becoming reality. It was a new phenomenon during the 1970s and 80s, when the Internet first began and these possibilities came to light.

In 1962, well before all that, Japanese businessmen …


Tips on How to Maximize Your Productivity

Maximizing your productivity throughout your day can be accomplished through several feats. One of the most important and underrated things that you can do is to wake up early. Sure, it doesn’t sound that glamorous but consider the fact that just by waking up a couple hours earlier, you can actually get more done throughout the day. Prospective business launchers, this is your call to action. Change your daily routines and …


John Nash and the Mathematics of Game Theory

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, John Forbes Nash Jr. is the mathematician most responsible for the fundamentals behind game theory and differential geometry. Most people know his as the “mind” in the movie “A Beautiful Mind.”

Nash spent much of his time looking at the factors that govern chance in a given circumstance. He became an expert at finding order within the complex systems at play in …


How to Help Your Troubled Teen

By Wood Creek Academy

Everyone remembers how difficult it was to be a teenager. Between school, your social life and trying to make sense of the world, our teenage years almost always mean some kind of challenge or two that seems too big to overcome.

Unfortunately, for many teenagers, things are especially difficult for them. They really go off the right path and actually put their entire futures at risk. This …


The Draft Riots of 1863

By Phineas Upham

One of the overshadowed aspects of the Civil War took place in New York City from July 13th to 16th in the year 1863. This time period was known as Draft Week back then, but history would remember the event as the New York City Draft Riots.

Congress had enacted laws that same year that were meant to conscript for the Civil War. They needed men …


Wilderness Therapy Programs Are Proven to Work

Written by Wood Creek Academy.

It can seem like there are no good solutions for parents dealing with teenage boys who are constantly getting into trouble. Some teens simply don’t change their ways after getting in trouble at home, at school or even with the law. For some parents, there can be a feeling of hopelessness and a sense that the situation will never be fixed.

However, there is hope in …