Military Schools For Girls

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  • Withdrawn From Family

 

Rebellious teen girls can quickly destroy their lives if their parents do not intervene. Alcohol or drug use can lead to alcoholism or drug addiction. Promiscuous girls may become pregnant or contract a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Girls who shoplift or get into physical altercations can wind up with a criminal record and may have to spend time in jail. Parents who are unable to help their teenage daughter turn her life around may consider sending her to military school.

How Military Schools Keep Teens Out Of Trouble

Military schools offer a highly structured environment. Teens rise early in the morning and spend much of the day performing a series of military exercises and drills. They also spend time focusing on their schoolwork and are required to earn good grades. The combination of demanding physical training activities and academic courses is quite challenging. Girls who attend military school do not have the time or energy to get into trouble. After attending military school, some teens gain a new appreciation for their family and the comforts of home, but if they have not dealt with issues that led to their bad behavior they may simply begin acting out again.

Boot camps and military school should always be a last resort. Therapeutic boarding schools are usually the best option for troubled teens but girls that are highly disrespectful towards authority figures or very promiscuous may benefit from the discipline that a military school provides. Parents who are thinking about sending their teen to one of the military schools for girls should find out more about what the different schools offer.

Questions Parents Should Ask

Before parents send their daughter off to military school they should find out what type of punishments students receive when they break the rules. Military schools are very strict and have a long list of rules for students to follow. Sensitive girls may not be able to handle the disciplinary techniques that are used.

Parents who want their child to receive counseling should ask if there is any type of therapy involved in the military school program. Some parents assume that counseling is available to the students who need it but most military schools do not offer counseling. Girls who have psychological problems, anger issues or a drug addiction need to attend a program that offers regular counseling sessions.

Military school cannot help teens who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and other mental health problems. The Parentresources.info website offers information on military schools for girls and can help parents to select a school for their daughter. Parent Resources can also help parents find a more suitable program for their teen if necessary. The Parent Resources phone line is available 24/7. Parents can call 1-866-490-3666 to speak with a consultant.