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Investing in your Struggling Teenager

As a parent or guardian, you have likely put in a significant amount of energy, money, and time into helping your child grow and develop. However, sometimes even with the best intentions and guidance, teenagers may struggle and need additional support to overcome their challenges. According to Psychology Today, young people tend to look up to adults who possess certain qualities such as the ability to motivate, integrity, commitment to the community, invested interest in others, and perseverance. While having positive role models is beneficial, some teens may require professional help, such as attending a residential treatment center, to help them become the best version of themselves. It is important to recognize signs that your teen may be struggling and need outside intervention. These signs may include an abrupt lack of interest in normal activities, disrespect and rebellion, sudden changes in appearance, depression, risky behaviors, and more. Residential Treatment centers offer a safe and structured environment with engaged staff who care about your child's success. Parents play an integral role in the program, and your struggling teen will have the support of peers who are also working through their struggles. Through individual and group counseling, your teen can address their problems and learn how to be accountable for their choices, which can instill a sense of control over their personal life and help them set healthy boundaries.

Investing in young people

  • Parents and/or guardians adults can help young people change by providing clear boundaries and support.

  • Young people typically respect adults who possess qualities such as the ability to motivate, authentic interactions, safe space for conversation, and examples of perseverance.

Recognizing the need for professional help

  • Struggling teenagers may require professional help to overcome their challenges, and in a lot of cases can find success just by parents simply taking time to consider what/who are part of their support group (i.e. coaches, school counselors etc...)

  • Signs that a teenager may need help include consistent disrespect of clear rules and rebellion, sudden changes in appearance like bad hygiene, isolation, depression, unsafe behaviors, and more.

Benefits of therapeutic boarding schools

  • Residential Treatment Centers offer a safe and structured environment.

  • The staff is engaged and cares about your child's success.

  • Parents play an integral role in the program.

  • Young people have the support of peers who are also working through their struggles.

  • Counseling helps young people address their problems and learn how to take ownership for their choices.

Defining a successful teenager is subjective and can vary depending on different factors such as cultural, social, and personal values. However, in general, a successful teenager is someone who can advocate for themself and appropriately communicate their needs. Here are some qualities that may be associated with a successful teenager:

  • As abstract as goals can seem to define for teenagers they will show signs of motivation to certain goals they create for themselves. The lesson of "Actions speak louder than words".

  • Personal growth: A successful teenager is someone who shows a strong sense of self-awareness and a desire for personal growth.

  • Positive relationships: A successful teenager has healthy relationships with friends, family, and peers, and they know how to communicate effectively and work to resolve conflicts in a positive way.

  • Active involvement in extracurricular activities: A successful teenager is someone who participates in extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, or volunteering, and has developed skills and interests outside of the classroom.

  • Strong values and character: A successful teenager has access to a team of people that have developed a sense of values and character.

It's important to note that success can look different for everyone, and what matters most is that the teenager is happy, healthy, and fulfilled in their life.


Contact us (866) 241-3234 today for help with your struggling teenager.


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