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Military Schools in California for Troubled Teenage Boys

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Are you searching for Military Schools for your troubled teenage boy in California?

oakridgeMany parents are under the misconception that Military Schools for teens that are struggling in their traditional school environment or a private school setting.  Maybe they are acting out at home, have become defiant, using drugs, hanging out with a negative peer group and escalating out of control.  Unfortunately this is a myth believing that Military Schools are a viable option troubled teens.

The majority of Military Schools are a privilege to attend.  You may find a few that will accept your at-risk teen, but keep in mind, they typically have policies in place for behavioral issues that are not much different than the school you are leaving.  One difference will be that when son is expelled or asked to leave, it is highly probable you will forfeit your tuition.  Military Schools annual fees approximately are $25,000.00 and up.  We have heard from many families that have fallen into this trap – and it an expensive mistake to make, but more than that, you are setting your teen up for failure.

DistraughtFamilyWhen you have a teen that is belligerent, underachieving, lacks motivation, has lost interest in their favorite activities, changing friends and becoming secretive or withdrawn, these can be red flags that there is more going on internally (emotionally) than what  Military School would be able to provide.  Military Schools are not a therapeutic or clinical setting.  They will not be able to help your son with the problems that are causing this negative behavior.  Or if he was using drugs or drinking at home, it is likely he will continue this behavior at Military School too.  These are open campuses.

My son graduated a Military School.  I am a huge advocate of Military Schools, as a matter of fact, I had two other relatives in my family graduate Military School.  Students attending Military Schools generally have to have a very good GPA and many require the potential student to write an essay about why they want to enroll in that particular school.  The other factor is the student has to be a willing participant. A parent can attempt to force their son, but let’s go back to how they can be expelled or asked to leave for breaking policies – and you swiftly will lose your tuition.   My son would tell me frequently how students would be expelled for smoking pot or drinking.  Yes, it happens.

Parent’s Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.™) is a service to parents and families to assist them with Parent Awareness regarding Therapeutic Boarding SchoolsResidential Treatment Centers and Teen Help Programs for troubled teenage boys in California. This industry is extremely competitive and can be very confusing. The “desperate parent” is at high risk of making wrong decisions that may be detrimental to you and your child. Since we were once in that position, we want you to take comfort in the fact that you are not alone and give you the opportunity to learn from our experiences and more importantly, gain from our knowledge.

Researching can be time consuming and tedious, yet very important. How do you know if a program or school is right for your child or if they really are who they claim to be? We speak from our hearts and our experiences to give you a feeling of ease. Restricting your search to a geographical area limits your chances of finding the right placement for your child. We encourage you to review what is best for your child, not what is closest to home.

We help educate parents especially when the Internet can leave you more confused and stressed out.  Simply understanding that a Military School may not benefit your son is the first step in getting them the right help they need emotionally.

father-and-son-talkingWe believe in finding a positive and encouraging setting for children. Placing a negative child into a negative environment can usually build resentment and anger, especially to the family that placed them there. Peer pressure in today’s society is making it very difficult for our children. Let’s help them, not punish them. P.U.R.E.™ believes in bringing families back together…

You can contact us or request information by filling out the Free Consultation Form.

Since 2001 we have helped many families with their troubled teen boys in California. Call P.U.R.E. today: (954) 260-0805.

Our Mission Statement: We are dedicated as professionals and parents to assist families that are looking for placement for their struggling teens. Our personal motto is “Bringing Families Back Together™.”

For additional information about our services please read our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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    Excellent read by Kari Kampakis, WriterA mom of five kids (all teenagers) once told me that something they discuss a lot in their home is RECOVERY.

    Her husband’s big question to their five kids is: "What will your recovery be?" He tells his teenagers, “You’re going to make mistakes, and hard things will happen, but what will your recovery be? How will you respond when things don’t go as planned?”

    I love this concept because it’s so relevant – especially to teens. More often than not, this is the stage of life when adult-sized problems, disappointments, and heartaches begin to manifest.

    An accident they didn’t see coming.

    A romance that ended with a broken heart.

    A mistake they'll always regret.

    A dream that didn’t come true.

    A curve ball that changed their plans.

    A setback that felt like punishment.

    I’ve read many articles – you probably have too – about the importance of resiliency in kids. I’ve heard it said today’s kids often have high performance skills but low coping skills. Their talents and achievements are off the charts, but when it comes to the interior stuff, that grit that helps them handle the unexpected twists and turns of life, it often doesn’t develop to a mature level.

    I’m all for resiliency, but I don’t like watching the adversities that help build resilient kids. I don’t enjoy seeing my kids or others face bumps in the road or mountains that put their character and resolve to the test.

    What I’m trying to grow more comfortable with, however, is the truth that pain and life interruptions can serve a purpose. The obstacles our kids face often prepare them for blessings down the road or open up new doors they didn’t see coming.

    Most importantly, God will comfort them in their pain so they can comfort others. Whatever happens to our kids – good or bad – never goes to waste. God can use it all to grow His kingdom and draw them closer to Him.

    I believe helping a child recover begins with compassion and sensitivity. It means comforting them, crying with them, and confirming we’ll walk beside them. Whatever the next steps are, we’ll take that journey with them, because as long as we’re alive and able they will never walk alone.

    The next step is to instill hope. To give them something to cling to and remind them how the pain they feel is temporary. It won’t last forever, and things will get better.

    Nobody is guaranteed a problem-free life, and what every child realizes at some point is how fragile life circumstances can be. How bodies, hearts, and spirits can break from one unfortunate event…one devastating conversation…one poor choice…one bad performance…one painful punch in the gut.

    We can’t always prevent the trials our kids face, but we can influence their next chapter. We can empower them by asking, What will your recovery be? How will you make the best of this situation? What choices will you make from here that keep you moving in the right direction?

    And then, we can celebrate their recovery. We can applaud them as they work diligently to bounce back, move forward, and develop the grit and character that can be the hallmark of their story.

    For more inspiration join Kari Kampakis, Writer, or check out these books for teen & tween girls, used widely across the country for small group and church studies.

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