Alternative And Boarding Schools In Los Angeles

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


If you are the parent of a teen who is troubled, chances are that you are very overwhelmed at how to help him or her. The truth is, we can not deal with something so monumental by ourselves. Enlist the help of a professional, such as a counselor or program director, as soon as possible. Do not feel ashamed or that you must carry all the weight.

The staff at Parenting Resources are trained professionals who will guide your teen and family with our wealth of experience and knowledge. We provide evaluations for your child based on psychiatric evaluations, IEP’s, 504 Plans, educational needs, and psychological planning in order to determine what is the most ideal course of action. The initial evaluation of your child and his or her situation is completely free of charge, yet it will be comprehensive. Taking this first step on the road to making your child well again is difficult, but it is likely to be the hardest part.

It is important that you have support of people who understand and can point you in the direction of some wonderful resources. Parenting Resources is not affiliated with any of the Boarding Schools in Los Angeles that we may recommend, so you know that they are going to give you great advice without trying to push a particular agenda on your family. After the evaluation has been completed, they may suggest one of a few different paths. You can either have your child go to therapy sessions, receive at home counseling, or stay at a residential facility that provides  full treatment options. No matter what is recommended for your teen, remember that it is your role as parent to give the final word, since you must be their advocate.

If you decide that a treatment facility is the best option for your child, be sure to ask plenty of questions when you initially contact them. A question regarding their success rate is important to ask, as well as if aftercare is offered by the program. Also, ask about how many students are in the school, and the average age of the students. Financial, educational, behavioral, and medical questions also should be considered before deciding on a facility.

Before you choose a program, bear in mind that your child will need you most of all. Give loving, caring support while he or she is there, as well as throughout the entire process. Remember, you do not have to help your child alone. Give the staff at Parenting Resources a call today.