“Problems can be resolved right in the home setting by creating more structure. Parents who provide structured limit-setting and tightening up of basic family rules can sometimes get a teen that is experiencing moderate difficulties back on track.”
Yes, I do agree with this. I read this from a boarding school site and clearly, teenagers often feel so troubled because they were not properly structured inside their homes. Any troubled teen can be un-troubled if only parents do their part. Perhaps they are just seeking attention from them and they want to get noticed. Some feel so unloved, and their way of expressing it is becoming troubled. If it’s possible, console these troubled teens inside their homes. We’ll never know, tender-loving care is all that they ever needed.
Nevertheless, there are, in some extreme cases, to which a troubled teen is too troubled that professional help is deeply needed. Problems might have been too severe that the intervention of military boarding schools perhaps should be applied immediately.
Which is why, we should evaluate whether a troubled teen is needed to be sent to military high school or not. A particular military school site provides the questionnaire evaluation to attest whether a teen needs to be in a boarding school. Ask yourself these questions:
• Does your teen struggle with basic family rules and expectations?
• Has your teen ever been suspended, expelled, truant or had a drop in school grades?
• Has your teen ever been verbally abusive?
• Do you have difficulty getting your teen to do simple household chores or homework without a major fight?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
• Do you find yourself picking your words carefully when speaking to your teen so as not to elicit a verbal attack or rage?
• Is your teen’s appearance or personal hygiene outside your family standards?
• Has your teen ever displayed violent behavior?
• Is your teen manipulative or deceitful?
• Do you suspect that you have had money or other valuables missing from your home?
• Does your teen seem to lack self-esteem and self-worth?
• Do you think your teen is using or experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol?
• When dealing with your teen, do you often feel that you are powerless?