You have finally reached your wit’s end. It has come to a point where you have exhausted all your local resources. The one on one therapy is no longer working, if it ever did. The fact is, it is a fight to even get your teen to attend a session. If you do get them to attend – how many times to they actually manipulate the therapist to actually believe there isn’t an issue at all…… in some instances the blame can come right back to the parent!
Yes, manipulation of a teen is priceless. They are the best at what they do. However now is the time for the parent to be the best at what they are – a parent.
You decided it is time for residential therapy and you jump on the Internet and you start with Google by typing in key words. Teen help, struggling teens, defiant teens, teen help programs, military schools, reform schools, troubled teens, rebellious teens, etc.
What you will find is a list of marketing arms that are very quick to “sell you a group of programs” rather than discuss what is best for your individual teenager. I always caution parents to beware of these toll free numbers and marketing arms that you have no clue where you are calling and who is connected to what.
I once was at my wit’s end – my story is what prompted me to created an organization to help educate parents about the big business of “teen help”. Take a few minutes to read – “A Parent’s True Story” and you will realize that although you absolutely need to get your son or daughter help, you also need to take the time to do your research.
I have listed some “Do’s and Don’ts” when searching – these are some great helpful hints for parents. This is such a major emotional and financial decision that I encourage to read through my website and learn as much as you can before making a decision. I firmly believe in residential programs – I just also believe you need to select the right one for your child’s needs.
Visit www.helpyourteens.com for more information.