Specialty Boarding 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  • Withdrawn From Family


Parents of a troubled teenager may want to consider placing the young person in a specialty boarding school. There are various schools of this nature to choose from and such schools specialize in helping teenagers not only get a good education but also overcome serious problems, addictions and dangerous behavioral habits. Following is an overview of the boarding schools options available in any given state, along with some good advice on how to choose the right one.

Military Schools

Military style schools are perhaps the strictest type of schools. They require that students wear uniforms and participate in drills. They have a high behavioral standard for all students and can be ideal for young people who have problems with overly aggressive and/or rebellious behavior.

Christian Boarding Schools

These schools are ideal for Christian parents who want to help their children spiritually as well as emotionally and physically. These schools offer a high standard academic program but also provide faith based counselling and therapy.

Therapeutic Boarding Schools

These schools provide counselling and therapy at a group and individual level. Schools of this nature do provide academic training but also focus on a teenager’s emotional and psychological well being.

Specialty boarding schools specialize in helping young people who need to overcome one or more serious problems. Some schools work with young people who have problems with drug and/or alcohol addiction, while others work with juvenile delinquents that have referred to the school by a local court. When choosing a boarding school for your teenager, you should make sure that the school specializes in handling the problem that your young person is facing. You will also want to read the school contract very carefully and be sure you fully agree with the disciplinary measures and forms of therapy offered by the school.

Getting professional help when choosing a boarding school is also a very good idea, as picking the right school while in the midst of an emotionally trying time is very difficult. Here at parentresource.info we specialize in offering personalized counsel on how to choose the right school.  We go over a young person’s problems, consider what other professionals have recommended for the teenager in question and then give good advice as to which type of boarding school would be best.