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As a parent of boys, there will come a time when you have to deal with emotional barriers. This is usually likely to be during the teenage years when your son is trying to figure out who he is and what he wants in life. It can be a difficult time for both of you, as he tries to establish his independence while also maintaining a healthy relationship with his parents. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for dealing with teenage boys and emotional barriers. We hope that this information will help make the teenage years a little bit easier for both you and your son! At Kaizen Academy in Utah, we know that there is hope and there is healing, and our goal is to bring teens from self-destruction to self-esteem. We focus treatment on youth displaying issues with problematic sexual boundaries, sexual trauma, compulsive pornography, and other sexual issues, as well as emotional barriers and more. Reach out to us today to learn more!

Dealing with Teen Boys and Emotional Barriers Infographic

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Starting An Emotional Health Journey

The first step in dealing with emotional barriers is to acknowledge that they exist. This can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you are used to pretending that everything is okay. However, until you face the issue head-on, it will continue to cause problems in your life. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend seeking professional help. A therapist or counselor can provide you with the tools and support you need to start your emotional health journey as you partner with your teen to help him become a better man.

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Helping Your Son Make Changes

Once you have acknowledged the emotional barriers your son is facing, it’s time to start helping him make changes. This will be a difficult process, and there will likely be setbacks along the way. However, with patience and love, you can help your son overcome these obstacles. One of the best ways to do this is through positive reinforcement. When your son does something good, praise him and let him know that you are proud of him. This will help him feel supported and encouraged as he works to overcome his emotional barriers.

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Utilizing Our 5 Pillars Of Adolescent Empowerment

Kaizen Academy is a center that utilizes our five pillars of adolescent empowerment. These pillars are:

  • Family system – having a strong family system is key to overcoming sexual addiction and emotional barriers
  • Strong sense of self – we help young men work past their struggles and reinforce a positive self-image
  • Transferrable skills – our team works to build skills that will last a lifetime in teen boys in our program
  • Community integration – we help struggling teen boys in Utah become part of a community as they push past themselves
  • Healthy relationships – furthermore, we work to build healthy relationships with our teens and encourage new relationships that can help them grow

With these five pillars, Kaizen Academy is able to help teen boys overcome emotional barriers and become empowered young men. To learn more about our program, reach out today!

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The First Step To Healing

The first step in healing is acknowledging that there is a problem. This can be difficult, but it is the only way to start the healing process. If you are not sure where to start, we recommend seeking professional help. A therapist or counselor can provide you with the tools and support you need to start your healing journey as you partner with your teen to help him overcome sexual trauma, compulsive sexual behavior, and more. The experts at Kaizen Academy in Utah are here to help you and your family, so reach out today to get started!