Troubled teenagers and military school, —does both concept coincide? Definitely it won’t, because troubled teenagers need therapy and not strict education. But, there are many testimonials wherein troubled teenagers managed to change their perspective in life after being enrolled in a military school. Let’s take a look.
What is a troubled teenager?
A troubled teenager may be some individual in the teen phase —that has been diverted by many factors such as drugs, computer addiction, and other bad influence in the society—to the situation wherein they no longer strive for real world success and motivation. Some teenagers may have been experiencing a series of emotional stress, school and peer pressure. But, did they say that students should be emotionally and physically well in order to be admitted in a military school?
Definitely, emotionally chaotic teenagers shouldn’t be enrolled in military girls and boys school but should be enrolled in some therapeutic boarding schools. The cases for troubled teenagers who should be enrolled in a military school are for those with slight emotional problems and do not have depression issues.
Teenagers at their age likely sensitive on their environment – that would be varied also on the family culture and individual traits. If a parent knows that his teenager is not emotionally strong to face the challenge of military education, then the parent must not force his teenager. However, the case will also vary from the characteristics and beliefs of the parents.
How tough is the military education?
Every aspect of the teenagers’ life will be affected by military education – whether it’s his self esteem, life perspective, motivation, and goals in life. It is appropriate that parents should evaluate first the motivation of a teenager before he gets enrolled in a military school. If the teenager is into some sort of impulsive addiction, and he personally tries to escape from the bad habit, then a military education should be suggested for him.
Parents can also learn from others experiences. They may do some research about the effect of enrolling a troubled teenager into a military school. Since, first hand experience might be too risky, it is the only option left. Another thing is to do some risk and enroll your child – many military schools Texas and the United States sends home students who are found to be emotionally stressed inside the military school.
Therefore it would depend on the gravity of the problem of the teenager. If the teenager is just goofing in school and found to be less motivated due to some revocable stimulants, then he could be eligible for military education. But, if the teenager is extremely depressed and may suffering from anxiety and depression; do not ever try to enroll them in a hard boiled military school.