Military Schools

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  • Withdrawn From Family

 

There are various types of military schools. A number of these institutions are quite prestigious and are specifically for young people who are doing well in their studies but who want to take their education up a level. Military schools of this nature often have a very rigorous admissions process and will not accept young people who have serious problems.

There are also some military style boarding schools that have opened recently which are willing to accept young people who have serious behavioral problems such as defiance, skipping classes and learning disorders. Such schools are relatively new but have been able to help some young people make needed changes in their lives.

It is important to choose a military school very, very carefully. A parent who is looking for a school for a troubled teen may want to consider not just military style boarding schools but also boot camps and specialized boarding schools that help troubled teenagers. The nature of a young person’s problem will in large part determine which type of school is best, as some schools are specifically equipped to handle certain problems.

There are many questions that parents should ask a school that they are considering for their young person. A good school will have a high academic standard and full accreditation. The teachers should be certified and experienced and the school should do a careful background check on all staff members.

If the school works with seriously troubled young people, then it should have good safety measures in place and carefully supervise all students. A low teacher-student ratio in such a school is a must. Good military schools also have a clear disciplinary standard for all students; this standard should be strict but at the same time not harsh enough to cause serious injury.

Parents who are finding it difficult to choose a boarding school may want to get professional counseling. The site parentresources.info offers free counseling to parents who are considering any type of boarding school for their teenage child. Give us a call today.