How to Help My Troubled Teen?

How do you know when you need to find places to send troubled teens — specifically when it comes to your own teen? The stakes are much higher in locating the right program to fit their needs. 

Many parents are extremely concerned today about their teens. We are witnessing higher rates of depression, stress, anxiety, self-harm and sadly — suicide ideation among our young people. If you’re one of these parents, you are certainly not alone.

Is you’re teen struggling with any of the following:

  • Hooked to their cell-phone, social media
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Authority issues, disrespectful (especially towards parents)
  • Anger control problems (rage, explosive)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor decision-making skills
  • Entitlement issues
  • Negative peer choices
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Stealing or shoplifting
  • Sneaking out, runaway
  • Self-harm, suicide ideation
  • Posting inapppropiate images (sexting)
  • Underachieving in school, skipping classes, school avoidance
  • Withdrawing from family and favorite activities
  • Substance use, drinking, vaping
  • Family conflict

Have you tried these things to help:

  • School counselors, therapists
  • Changing schools (even moving the family)
  • Short-term in-patient or outpatient
  • Taking away technology, removing cell-phones
  • Lectures, pleading
  • Tutors
  • Mentors, teen coaches
  • Living with relatives

Residential treatment can be extremely beneficial where local resources have failed. Removing your teen from the influences of negative peer groups or sometimes even family conflict can help them reflect more on what is creating their negative behavior.

These programs (therapeutic boarding schools/residential treatment centerscontinue with your teen’s education, have therapists to work on your daughter’s emotional wellbeing to help her develop coping and communication skills as well as building motivation and setting goals for her (now) bright future.

Also read:

 Where to Send My Troubled Teenager

 5 Benefits of Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens

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