The best way to answer that question is to analyze the situation to determine how severe the problem is. How negatively is it affecting the day-to-day life of your teen? Is the family, including innocent siblings, paying for their unruly behavior? What about school, is he or she failing at, getting into fights, or presenting other more prominent problems with juvenile delinquency, drugs, alcohol? It is these questions that will lead you to your answer. If you find yourself saying yes to most or all of them then a boarding school treatment program may be the right, or only, course of action.
A boarding school treatment center is a specialized behavior modification facility, staffed by knowledgeable and caring professionals who concentrate on the treatments and counseling services young people with chronic learning or behavior problems need. Contrary to mainstream thought, a boarding school treatment is not only for the so-called “troubled teen”. There are residential treatments or boarding school programs available for any number of specific child and teen behavior problems or disorders, such as bipolar disorder and ADHD. Many children diagnosed with these conditions can remain at home to attend a regular public school, coupled with the proper treatment and therapy, and turnout to lead a 100% successful in life. However, it is common to need the intervention of a boarding school treatment facility to regain your authority as the parent, therefore put your rambunctious teen back on track to entering a solid, success filled future.
If money is the only thing stopping you from making this life changing decision then check with your insurance companies. Many have a mental health plan added and will pay for a boarding school treatment program. You can also apply for various forms of financial assistance available for a Boarding School Treatment for those who qualify. As a last effort there are also some low cost, and even free alternatives available. You find information of boarding school treatment facilities, their purpose, and financial details by checking out the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) www.natsap.org.