Alternative And Boarding Schools In Michigan

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  • Withdrawn From Family


Parent Resources will help you find the best boarding schools in Michigan for your teen. There are many questions that parents should ask any treatment center or school they consider for their child but the amount can be daunting. Here are just some of the questions that you need to think about.

Do They Accept Teens that Are Extremely Aggressive?

You will want to know the answer to this for one of two reasons and it will depend on why you need to send your teen to boarding school. The first reason is if you have an extremely aggressive child. You will need to know that they school will be able to help and handle the outbursts that your teen has. At the same time, you need to know that the school will offer the treatment necessary to help your teen understand the damage he is causing and how to control his anger.

On the other hand, you may want to protect your teen from others who are aggressive, whether to keep them safe or due to the reason you are sending them away. Schools have a duty of care to protect other students but you will need to make the final decision over the potential dangers to your child. The schools will want to explain how your child is protected but it may be worth finding schools that limit the aggressive behavior accepted.

Do They Accept Children on Medication?

If your child is on medication, you need to make sure that the school will continue to administer that. This could be for their illness or due to another condition that they may have. There are some schools that do not believe in giving teens medications and want them to find natural treatments; others schools may not have the facilities available to make sure that your teen receives his medication.

Parent Resources understands the importance of making sure your child gains the help he needs. We understand the importance of finding the right school and know all the questions parents should ask. We can answer the questions for many of the schools in the Michigan area to help you understand more and make your decision.

Parent Resources will also help you with making your decision. Our dedicated staff will offer you advice based on the answers to the questions and the needs for your teen. This will help you find a school that suits your budget, your family’s needs and your circumstances.