If you’re the parent of a troubled teenage boy, it can be a tough decision to send him away to a therapeutic boarding school such as Monuments. This is even more the case at this time of year.
But this environment can be really beneficial for not only your son, but for your whole family. Here are some of the reasons boarding schools for troubled teens, and Monuments in particular, can be the answer.
What are boarding schools for troubled boys?
Schools such as Monuments provide highly structured, yet nurturing, environments in which teens struggling with addictions, behavioral and/or school problems, and emotional issues can address their specific problems head-on and learn the skills they need to change their lives moving forward.
By being away from any potential negative influences, our teens are able to focus on the issues that brought them to Monuments. This allows them to break their destructive or maladaptive behaviors and habits and replace them with new, healthy ones.
In a boys’ boarding school, teens benefit from structure, supervision, and discipline. They are part of a caring community at Monuments where they have plenty of support, easy to understand responsibilities, and a consistent schedule that includes a wide array of therapies.
Reasons a teen could benefit from a boarding school
Our teenage boys at Monuments have various reason for being here:
- Depression, self-harming behaviors, low self-esteem, and other emotional issues
- Anxiety, stress, and difficulty adapting to a new situation, such as a divorce, move, or death of a loved one
- Struggling to recover from a traumatic event
- Drug and/or alcohol addiction or abuse, including the unauthorized use of prescription medicines
- Rebellious and/or aggressive behavior, thoughts of hurting others
- ADHD and impulse control disorders
- Poor school performance
- Unhealthy relationships with peers
If the reasons above sound like your teenage son, it could be time to look into sending him to a boarding school like Monuments. Call us at (800) 559-1980 and let’s discuss your situation.