Archive for April, 2007

Many parents struggle over the decision how to help their troubled children. In our fast-paced and hectic world many children get into difficulty with schooling. What can parents do for their children to help them? Some parents tend to choose private schools instead of public schools in order to assure themselves that their children are safe. While private schools offer safe environment and good academic performance, they normally cost a small fortune. The best option would be to offer your troubled teen a structured and safe environment where s/he will be able to learn from experience respect and order.

Militaty school is very structured boarding school where children have a regular school year with summer vacation. Some military schools offer a day student discount for those who attend school during the day. Military schools are appropriate for students who do not show any major behavioral problems, but only need more structure in ther lives. Students have to take usually entrance exams and are required to pass with an average to above average academic background.

Be aware that military schools generally have a zero tolerance for students with behavioral problems such as disrespect for people in authority, low school attendance, poor grades, etc. If your child has any emotional and behavioral issues, including ADD/ADHD, clinical depression or ODD, it would be better to look for other educational options.

However, military schools are particularly appropriate for troubled teens who struggle with behavioral issues and require structured environment. Generally, military schools do not offer an in-school treatment programs. Should this kind of services are contracted through a private practice while the teen is at a military school, schools normally are not equipped for teens with major emotional and behavioral issues. Moreover, military schools do not provide a solid follow-up program and support system, which would be vitally important for troubled teens and their parents. Programs of a confrontational nature have been proven to lead to more problems for troubled children.

The majority of military schools cost about $3,000 to $5,000 a month for a nine-month period. Most of them require the entire nine-month tuition up-front. Some military schools may allow you to break the full tuition up into 2-4 payments. Uniforms and other costs will cost about $1,000 to $4,000, the amount will be required to be paid up-front with the tuition.

Military schools’primary goal is to provide structure for your troubled teens preparing them for college-life with the addition of military-type discipline. If your children have some behavioral issues, but are generally well-motivated and seeking to excel and explore new opportunities, this is the type of school you are looking for.