The decision to enroll your teenager in a troubled girl’s school can be emotionally difficult. Parents who are considering this option have often reached the end of the line and feel like they cannot offer their teenager any more help. If you feel like your teenager is beyond your help and you are looking for options, take a few minutes to consider if your teenager would benefit from the services offered at this type of school. This type of school requires discipline and your teenager may struggle at first. However, the benefits can significantly affect your child’s life for the better. We know that choosing to send your daughter to a school away from home can be difficult. However, some teenagers need the focus, discipline and attention they can get from a school specifically designed for their needs. Here are a few reasons you should consider applying to a troubled girl’s boarding school.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and alcohol abuse is extremely difficult to deal with on your own. Rehab is an excellent choice for many teenagers, but also has drawbacks. A major trigger for teenagers struggling with drugs and alcohol is their friends. It is much more difficult to cut ties with a group of friends if they see them every day. Your child has legitimate feeling of attachment to their friends and the emotional withdraws can be as difficult as the physical and mental withdraws associated with cutting off drugs and/or alcohol. Boarding school for troubled teen girls provides a unique environment in an entirely new setting. Your child is learning an environment free from negative influences and outside the grasp of their current social circle. While the change will be difficult, a good boarding school offers a supportive environment with dedicated teachers and staff and a student body focused on becoming better.
History of Unhealthy Relationships
A history of unhealthy relationships can tie to drug and alcohol abuse, but it does not have to. If your teenager struggles with depression or co-dependency, they could find themselves in unhealthy friendships or dating relationships. These toxic friendships negatively affect your child’s ability to learn and socialize. Because of the emotional attachments formed even in toxic relationships, separation is often the best and easiest way to help your teenager develop healthier habits. Schools for troubled teens focus on creating healthy relationships and building self-esteem. The all-girl campus allows teenager girls to focus on their academics and develop a sense of self outside the realm of negative influences. Additionally, the focus of these schools removes your student from the dating-centric attitude of many high schools.
Problems with the Law
For many parents, the last straw is when their child has a brush with the law. Many teenagers do not get the opportunity for a second chance, but good boarding schools for troubled teens provide opportunities for troubled teens to learn from their mistakes and develop in a structured environment. Regular counseling and communication with therapists and teachers allow for a unique environment that shows students alternative ways to get attention and feel successful. Students will have the opportunity to work with horses as a way to learn responsibility. Because some teens have a difficult time relating to other teens or even adults, creating a loving relationship or trust and respect with a horse can help your teen become more comfortable with other relationships. As teens learn to take responsibility for their own actions through education and caring for a pet, the chances of a return to previous bad behavior reduces significantly.
Significant decline in Grades
One of the earliest signs that something is wrong is a major drop is grades. A sudden drop in grades usually indicates some disruption in their life. This can stem from emotional issues, drug or alcohol abuse, bad friendships or other changes at home. A boot camp for troubled teens allows girls to focus on their academics in a unique environment. Because the school focuses on education girls, teaching styles accommodate the learning style of the female brain. This often opens girls to different interests including math and science. Most public teachers learn to teach math and science in specific ways. These methods favor the male brain, and because males generally succeed more readily in these subjects, female students do not get the attention or teaching style they need. Our educators are especially qualified to teach on different levels so your student gets the help they need to succeed in school and in life. Our school will challenge your student and introduce them a structured learning environment.
Choose an all-girls academy
At an all-girls academy, your daughter will have opportunities to lead and develop communication and leadership skills. As she becomes more comfortable taking leadership roles, she will develop a healthy self-esteem that enables her to make better choices. If your teen has failed at therapy, outpatient therapy, drug rehabilitation, and/or has a history of abusive relationships, emotional problems and destructive behavior, take the time to learn more about our program and see if we can help you. We have campuses in most states. States without campuses are usually close to a state that has a Re-Creation Retreat Campus. We want to help your child learn with a positive approach. Let us help your teenager develop a more productive attitude and lifestyle.