Whenever we think about troubled teens, usually we often perceive them as someone that desperately needed to be helped. True, they have some issues in them that needed to be attended, something in their attitude that needed to be pruned, and something in their behaviour that needed to be tamed.
And typically, when it comes to rendering help to these troubled teens, we often think of sending them to military boarding schools for immediate assistance.
Of course, this article is not against children that have issues sent to schools that can change them into becoming better persons. In fact, such military schools—even some military high school for this manner, has indeed programs that can help a troubled teen to the best of their ability. And in fairness, most military curriculum can indeed tame, change, and transform a troubled teen to
But personally, I really think that before sending a troubled teen to their rightful institution, I believe they needed to be attended by their own family first. For me, I think it’s a completely tragic fate for these youngsters that they are immediately being sent to these schools without really allowing the parents or relatives to talk about their troubled teen why they are behaving like that. For example, like rebelliousness or insubordination; allow that teen to explain and express why he or she is showing such behavior. You see, maybe, the parents lack parental support for this teen and he or she is just seeking for the proper guidance.
Of course, by all means, if the teen has ultimately reached a certain point where his actions went beyond the control of his parents, then that’s the time when specialist will take over. But it doesn’t mean that the parents will not do anything to such teen anymore. Still, through this long and difficult process of recovery and restoration, the parents shall still and always be around their troubled teen willing to support.