Totally Defiant Teen Help


The child that will not do anything a parent asks of them is sometimes referred to as a defiant teen or an out of control teen. Teen help for this type of youth is also available but not in a regular boarding school. Defiant teen help can usually be found in a boot camp, specialty school, or wilderness-type program. Defiant teen help schools are a little different than the public or boarding schools we have discussed previously . The academic program has to be a little more flexible to allow the staff and teachers to design a program that will be specifically developed to get the defiant teen the help he or she needs. For example it may be necessary and beneficial to have a child work on only one subject for a full day. It may be necessary for another student to have a 5 minute break every 30 minutes to facilitate their learning disability or attention deficit disorder. The teen help given at these types of schools can be specialized to meet the needs of a child, where it may not be possible in a public or private boarding school.

Teen Help for Families with Limited Financial Resources


The number one question asked of us throughout the day is, "are there any government sponsored programs or schools that I can send my child to?" We are sad to say that there are not any government sponsored schools or types of government teen help that we know of. For parents of adopted children that are residents of California we also have been able to find a school that might be able to get your child's stay paid for through the Aid to Adopted Children's Fund even though the school is not located in California. We are continually trying to find appropriate teen help for every family, not just those who have the financial ability to pay for it. We wish we could help every family in need, but these are a few options that may be helpful to you. If you are in need of one of these options, please give us a call and we will see if the option may enable you to find teen help.

Troubled Teen


Troubled teens are only a small percentage of the overall population of teens that are a real dilemma for the parents, teachers, and school administration. While the number of troubled teens in a given classroom may be small, the whole class can suffer while the teen dominates the teacher and school administrative staff's time. Well adjusted youth in most cases have a very low tolerance for the misbehaving teen and are usually relieved when the teen seeking attention is removed from the classroom setting. The troubled teen has a few options in a regular public school district. Usually the first attempt to bring a teen in to compliance is to suspend them from school to try to make a statement that poor behavior will not be tolerated. The next attempt is to place the student in a class with other troubled teens creating a concentrated group of attention seeking, misbehaving students in a classroom setting and becomes more of a babysitting session than a learning situation. The last attempt is if the student can not adapt to this class they are usually asked to leave the school and may be placed in a special school that is set aside for these types of children. If a child is asked to leave this school they are usually on their own and the parents are then forced to try and find a way to educate their child. Some states hold the parent responsible to educate their child and get them to school. The state will even fine th eparent if their child does not comply. This creates tension and an undesirable relationship between the child and their parents. When a child reaches this point, a parent is usually forced to seek help in a specialty boarding school or a boot camp type environment.