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Summer Programs for Struggling Teens

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Summer programs and camps can be an excellent time to give your teenager a boost of self-esteem as well as helping them with grade recovery if they have been underachieving during the school year.

If your teen has been making bad choices for a while, chances are good it will take longer than 6-9 weeks to undo this negative behavior. However since making the decision to leap into a residential treatment center or therapeutic boarding school is not only an emotional one, it’s also very expensive — starting with a good summer program can sometimes be a way to determine if your teen is a fit for the longer-term program. After attending a summer program, you can determine the following: 1. They come home and go back to school in the fall.
2. They continue with the residential therapy educational program.
3. They come home, go back to school and if things don’t go so well, you know that he/she can go back to that program and finish it. Summer programs can be a win-win situation if you select …

Teen Help: When Parents Struggle Finding Trustworthy Treatment

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Do you have a good teen making bad choices?
Have they changed their peer group?
Withdrawn from family activities?
Underachieving in school?
Dropping out of their favorite sport groups or clubs?
Are they obsessed or addicted to their devices?
Do you suspect drug use?

Have you exhausted your local resources, therapy isn't working - have you tried a hospital stay, they won't take the medication. Out-patient therapy failed.....

Residential therapy has been very successful for many family's - but it can be very scary if you are online reading the haunting stories that some former students (with a chip on their shoulder) or otherwise have written. I frequently educate parents - that they need to do their due diligence - the 'teen-help' industry is a big business, you need to know who you're talking to and what's their motivation.

Since 2001, we've helped educate parents on this industry. I was that parent that was scammed and duped by 'sales-reps' (th…