How to Help My Challenging Teen

How to help my challenging teen — are you frustrated by your good teen making bad choices? Parenting difficult teenagers has become an epidemic.


Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled, experts are blaming excess screen as part of the cause.


Does this sound familiar?

-Are they a smart teen failing in school? Skipping classes? School refusal?
-Do you suspect they are using drugs, drinking?
-Is your teen addicted to their devices or social media obsession?
-Is your adopted teen struggling with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)?
-Is your teen struggling with depression or anxiety? Maybe they started self-harming.
-Are you at your wit’s end dealing with defiance, anger or rage?
-A young adult failing to thrive?
-Are you dealing with an entitled teenager or young adult?


We help you make smart decisions to help your teen.


Since 2001 P.U.R.E.™ has been educating parents and communities about safe places to send troubled teens. This industry is extremely competitive and can be very confusing to the desperate parent. Without the right knowledge, sifting through the internet for the right teen help therapy program for your teen can be daunting.


We were once in that position, we understand the stress and apprehension you are feeling and  want you to know you are not alone and give you the opportunity to learn from our experiences and more importantly, gain from our knowledge.


If you are visiting our website, it’s likely your teen or young adult is struggling and you are considering alternative options. You may not be familiar with how to research these specialty boarding schools and programs. You are probably thinking, “Does my teen really need to be sent away?” Or some parents want to know, “Will they hate us if we send them away?” One big question is, “How will we get them there, they don’t want to go.”

We can help you find safe therapeutic boarding schools for your teenager.


Have you exhausted your local resources? Your teen refused to attend therapy or simply wasn’t engaging, outpatient treatment failed, your school setting isn’t working and a short-term hospital stay was unsuccessful?


We offer tips for researching therapeutic boarding school boarding schools (including informative questions to ask parent references to gain more  insights), programs for troubled teens or life skills programs for young adults and questions to ask the programs to learn how they operate.


We believe in finding a positive and encouraging setting for your teen or young adult. Placing a negative child into a punitive or primitive environment can usually build anger and resentment. Most of these young people are typically suffering with low-self worth – it’s time to find placement that enhances their self-esteem and starts building them back up to make better choices.


Whether you’re considering a wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school or residential treatment center, this is a major emotional and financial decision.


Read: Why Therapeutic Boarding Schools Are Effective.

Read: Why Residential Treatment Can Work When Home Therapy Fails.


Contact us for a free consultation — we can help you find safe therapeutic boarding schools for your troubled teen.

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Family consultants help parents find reputable residential schools and treatment programs for troubled teens when they have utilized all of their local resources and are overwhelmed by their online searches.

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Many parents are at their wit’s end with the challenges of raising teenagers. If you are considering residential therapy, contact us for a free consultation.

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