Transporting Your Teen to a Therapeutic Boarding School
|Help your teen arrive safely to get the help they need.|
We help parents with struggling teens that are looking to give them a second opportunity at a bright future -- many times this includes a residential treatment center or therapeutic boarding school.
Rarely does their teen want to attend these programs. By the time the parent calls us, their teenager is usually at the point of defiance, maybe experimenting with drugs, alcohol, sneaking out, failing in school, and possibly worse.
Getting help in not in the teenager's immediate plan - they would prefer to "hang" with their new less than desirable peer group.
With this many parents have had to hire transport services.
Don't panic, like with everything on the Internet - you can find the good and the bad online.
I encourage parents to do their due diligence when it comes to selecting your transport just as you did when you selected your program.
How do you know if they are good services?
Be sure they are licensed and insured to transport teens. Be sure you can talk to recent parents that have used them, as well as previous students that have been transported by them. You don't want to use any services that use tactics such as hand-cuffs and duct-tape.
Why am I saying that? Because you will read online some stories about that and you want to be sure you don't get one of those services.
What are the fees?
I can't quote that - but it will be usually around $2500 and up. You are covering transportation (flights and/or gas for driving) for at least 2-3 adults.
Will your child hate you?
Seriously -- short of the kids I spoke with that were transported to the WWASPS programs by the less than ethical people (IMO), I have yet to speak to one student that has had a bad experience. On the contrary, I have talked to students that have befriended their transports. I think parents, which is human nature, are fearful that their child will hate them. I haven't heard of a child hating their parent yet.
Visit www.helpyourteens.com for more information on transports.