What is a troubled teenager?
My child has changed from a sweet loving person into someone I don't know anymore.
There must be something in the chemical make-up of a child when they are born, something similar to a time release capsule that opens up when they are about 13 or 14. This chemical release or change seems to turn them into someone that we have a hard time communicating with, and sometimes loving.
The troubled teen seems to be even more un-likeable while they are going through this phase. Whether it is due to extreme peer pressure or just part of their personality is unclear. One thing is certain; these children are in need of some kind of school for troubled teens or a boot camp for troubled teens. Most Boarding schools are usually not interested or unable to help a teen troubled with a truly defiant attitude.
A teen boot camp can sometimes be the best type of placement for a troubled teen. The following list of characteristics is usually displayed in a teen needing some help.
Defiant to any type of authority
Failing or doing poorly in school
"Hanging out" with a new group of friends
Unwilling to complete simple tasks at home
Alienation from family
Secretive about where they go and who they go with
While this list is only a few items to look for it may assist a parent in deciding whether or not they are in need of some type of placement. If you are unsure about your child's behavior please give us a call 800 781 8081 we may be able to help you decide if a boot camp for troubled teens may be an option you should consider.
How can I know if my teen is in need of a placement out of the home?
A Teen Behavior Calculator could give you an idea if your child needs more help.
Most parents have times with their children that make them feel they are poor parents and that they have failed in child raising. The truth is we do not live in a world of Ozzie and Harriet, or Ward and June Cleaver. Teen boot camps are fairly well known through out America today. In fact many parents have threatened to send their child to one.
With enough peer pressure even the best teen could end up in a boot camp for troubled teens or a troubled teen boarding school. In order to help a teen troubled with behavior problems it is important for a parent to know what to base their need for help on.
The Internet has no shortage of Teen Behavior Calculators. It is relatively easy to find a calculator with a simple search using Teen Behavior Calculator as the search term. We found 122,000 pages related to this type of search. We recommend that you only use this type of indicator as a warning light rather than a conclusive decision maker. It is good to seek professional advice before sending you child away to any type of teen boot camp or similar placement option.