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
- 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
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Sexually Active
- Blatant Disregard of Rules
- Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
- Attempted or Threats of Suicide
- I hate you, attitude
- Poor Emotional Control
- Learning Disabilities
- Never at Fault
- Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
- Withdrawn From Family
If you have a troubled teenager, you may be considering different options. One of those options may be to send your teen to any one of the military schools in Wisconsin or in some other state. If you are thinking seriously of this option, you may have many questions and may be scared. It may seem drastic to send your child away for treatment, but in many cases, it is the only option to you and your family.
If you are deciding about a program where you send your child away, there are many questions you may face. It is extremely important to have a list of questions to ask the military school and make sure the answers given will work for yours and your child’s needs.
Questions You May Consider Asking:
* What is an average stay for this school?
Each case is different and an average may not be what your child needs. However, it is important when figuring out costs to find out the average stay so you can start determining the cost of sending your child to this school. You may also ask the school for a range time-frame. For example, if the fastest time was two months and the longest time was two years, you will have an idea and can plan for the longest stay known.
* What is the school’s success rate?
It is extremely important to know the success rate of the school If only 20 percent are considered “cured” or a “success” that isn’t as great as a school with a 67 percent success rate. Also ask what “success rate” means to that school, as some schools have different definitions of success.
* How many children are in the school? What is the student-to-teacher ratio?
If your child needs a lot of one-on-one attention, it wouldn’t be a great idea to put them in a school with 1,000 other students, especially if there are only a handful of teachers/staff available.
* If the school is education-based, make sure to ask if the classes are accredited and if transcripts from that military school will be accepted at their local school. If the program cannot answer this information, contact your child’s local school for the information.
* If your child needs therapy, make sure the military school you choose includes therapy and whether or not it will be included in tuition fees.
* Another important question is to find out if the school will accept children on required medicine and if the school believes in medication. Some schools are considered “holistic”, meaning they do not use any modern medicine other than herbs.
There are many other questions you should ask and this list is not all-inclusive. Finding military schools in Wisconsin can be difficult, so call us for a free consultation.