Resources for Parents
of Troubled Teenagers

Do you need help with your troubled teen? Has your teenager drastically changed his/her behavior recently? Does your child suffer from ADHD, ADD, ODD, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities or Emotional Abuse? Is he or she demonstrating problems with drug or alcohol abuse, lack of respect, disruptive behavior, talking back, sneaking out or ditching school? Whatever you do, don't give up on your troubled adolescent because we can help!

We are an online resource for parents looking for help with their children. You'll find helpful articles written by experts and other useful resources including a large directory of boarding schools, boot camps, military schools, private schools for troubled teenagers, residential treatment centers, Christian programs for troubled teenagers, and wilderness programs (with varying levels of therapy and services provided to teens).

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Warning signs:
what behavior is "normal"?

Some of the most common questions most parents of troubled teenagers will ask themselves is "why is my child doing this? Is it normal? Does it happen to anyone else? Should I be concerned?" If you are wondering about the severity of your troubled teenager's problems, you might consider some of the warning signs below. As you read through this list, consider how each point relates to your teenage son or daughter.

If you feel your teenager is struggling with any of the following behaviors, it may be time to seek professional help.
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  • Distancing from the Family
  • Isolating from the Family
  • Drop in Academic Performance
  • Dress and Grooming
  • Lack of Motivation
  • New Friends
  • Sexual Promiscuity
  • Running Away
  • Drug Use
  • Cutting
  • Lying

If your troubled teenager's behavior meets some or all of the above descriptions, you are not alone. Depending on the severity of the problems you may need to work on some parent techniques to turn your situation around. If you feel your problem is more severe you can use our Troubled Teen Test to help plan a course of action.

Available options include counseling, therapy, troubled teenagers programs, academic programs and boot camps (there are many different ways you can help your teenager but it's important to consider all of the alternatives). has been helping parents of troubled teenagers for nearly a decade - in this time we've helped thousands of parents. Our years of experience can help you find the right help for your teen, from counseling to troubled teenager schools to Christian programs or even short-stay boot camps.

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Now that you have navigated to please understand you are one step closer to finding the right treatment program for your struggling child. Whether you're searching for the top residential treatment center, therapeutic boarding school, group home, or wilderness therapy camps, we can help you! Call and speak with our professional admissions counselors at (800)845-1342.

If you haven't already, we recommend you take some time and learn more about the different types of available programs. We represent the top girls and boys boarding schools in the country, the best drug and alcohol rehab centers for adolescents, as well as premiere residential treatment programs. What's more, we represent specialized Christian programs, adolescent psychiatric treatment centers, and much more.

Academic-based Therapeutic Treatment Programs
for Adolescents

Did you know that therapeutic boarding schools provide individual academic attention with a good balance between scholastic achievement and clinical treatment? In a therapeutic boarding school troubled teens are provided with a positive environment where they receive needed therapy all the opportunity to improve academically.

Christian boarding schools for troubled teenagers are built on Christian values and superior scholastic programming. The Christian therapeutic boarding schools we recommend focus on Christ's mission and purpose, such as empathy and forgiveness. This is different from the restrictions and tough discipline typically found at Christian private schools.

In addition to boarding schools, we have found wilderness therapy programs to be very effective in helping troubled teens. Wilderness therapy camps offer teenagers a safe and inspiring environment where they can rebuild important family and peer relationships. Wilderness therapy programs also improve a teen's self-esteem, anger management, and emotional intelligence.

Is your child addicted to drugs or alcohol? We also offer youth treatment centers that solely focus on drug and alcohol recovery, including many that offer home placement programs with a one-year minimum stay.

Many of the top drug treatment centers offer drug screening, outpatient services, long-term residential treatment, college and career prep workshops, and much more. The treatment programs we represent are equipped with licensed medical doctors, Masters level therapists, and accredited teachers.

From boys boarding schools to wilderness programs, can help you find the best therapeutic solution for your precious child. Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online form. Don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call right away!

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