Help for Good Teens Making Bad Choices

Do you have a good teen making bad choices, are they smart yet not working up to their academic potential? This can be extremely frustrating but has become very common with many teenagers.

Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled. Experts are pointing to excess screen-time as part of the cause.


Does this sound familiar:

-Teen depression, anxiety, stress
-Teen defiance, rage, rebellious
-Internet addiction (cell-phone or video gaming)
-Drifted from your family values
-Teenage substance use, drinking, vaping
-Withdrawn, isolation – not participating in family functions
-Changing peer groups
-Self-harm, suicide ideation
Stealing, lying, manipulating
-Property destruction, explosive behavior

If you are experiencing a few of these behavior issues, it can be extremely challenging and you can feel like you’re being held hostage in your home by a defiant and entitled teenager. Have you exhausted your local resources?

Maybe you have tried therapy or the school counselor — your teen refused to attend or wasn’t engaging. Outpatient treatment has failed. School setting is not working, you may have tried a short-term hospital stay that was unsuccessful. Now it’s time consider outside resources to find help for your troubled teen.

Are you searching for schools for troubled teens? You jump online only to be overwhelmed by the confusion of the teen help world — the terminology, glorified websites, slick marketing and marketing arms, that you become paralyzed in how to move forward.

The fact is, you have a good teen making bad choices, it’s imperative you don’t place them out of their element where these bad choices become worse.

Since 2001 P.U.R.E.™ has been educating parents and communities about help for troubled teens programs and schools. 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 therapeutic boarding school 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 my teen hate me 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 make this big decision.

We believe in finding a positive and encouraging setting for your teen. 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.

Although many parents believe that finding a school or program near their home is a priority, we help you understand that this is only a snapshot of their entire life. Yet one of the most important parts of their life that will have a major impact on both their emotional and educational future. It’s imperative you select a program that best fits their needs and not your geographical convenience.

Whether you’re considering a wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school or residential treatment center, this is a major emotional and financial decision. We help families make the right choice for their individual needs.

Also read:

 5 Benefits of Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens

Why Residential Treatment Can Work When Home Therapy Fails

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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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