It never ceases to amaze me that parents are still asking for boot camps or scared straight programs. Although they may make an initial effect on your teen, it is rarely, if ever, long lasting. They are usually considered a band-aid to a wound that will soon be re-opened.
Many teens that are acting out in a negative way, are usually crying out for help. Lack of self-esteem, negative peer group and simply feel like they are not important to anyone.
Boot camps and scared straight programs are about breaking your child down – aren’t they already there? In many cases these types of programs can build more anger and resentment which is usually targeted at the parent that sent them there.
Finding a program that helps determine where these negative impulses are coming from and helping your teen work through them can be the best way to get back on a positive road.
Are you ready to get your teen the help they may need? Visit www.helpyourteens.com for resources.