Most parents would say, the greatest gift they could ever receive is knowing their children are happy, healthy, and doing well in life. But for parents of a troubled teen, this gift can seem impossible to reach.
If you are a parent of a struggling teenager who has not been able to improve themselves no matter how much love, time, resources, and attention you have given them, you may want to consider a residential treatment center. While at a residential treatment center, your teen may be able to finally succeed in making positive, permanent changes.
Why Send Your Teen To Treatment Over Christmas
It can be hard to decide to send your teen to a residential treatment for troubled teens over the Christmas holidays. But if your teen has been struggling for a long time, it may be better to seek intervention sooner rather than later.
Also, if your teen is already attending a residential treatment center, it may be best to have them stay there over the holidays. While your teen can come home over the break, this may cause them to lose some of the progress they have made. Instead, it may be better for you to send them a few presents and allow them to remain in the healthy, structured environment of a residential treatment center.
How Residential Treatment Centers Celebrate Christmas
Many troubled teens struggle with mood disorders more severely over the winter months, causing them to spiral more out-of-control. Residential treatment centers understand this and offer these teens the structure and support they need to thrive. While doing this, residential treatment centers still celebrate during the winter holidays by:
Providing service to the community where they live, helping them to look beyond themselves during the holiday.
Doing small present exchanges between students and staff.
Decorating for whatever winter holidays the students’ celebrate such as Hanukkah and Christmas.
Religious services are held for those students who have parents who would like them to attend.
Enjoying family visits as parents and siblings come to visit the troubled teen at the residential treatment center.
Holiday feasts are set up for the whole treatment center to enjoy together, with some centers allowing the culinary-inclined teens to help prepare the food.
If you need help finding the right troubled teen residential treatment center for your son or daughter, contact us. We offer our services for free and strive to help every family find the right solution for their loved one.