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Therapeutic Boarding Schools Troubled Teens Maryland

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Maryland Therapeutic Boarding Schools

P.U.R.E.™ is a service to parents and families to assist them with Parent Awareness regarding Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Residential Treatment Centers and Teen Help Programs for troubled teens in Maryland. 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.

canstockphoto0166121We 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 been helping many families in Maryland with their troubled teens. 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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    "Just because your teen needs help, doesn't mean we're a bad parent or you're a failure."

    Every week we hear from parents wondering why their good teen is making not so good choices. No doubt the pandemic has added to the stress and frustration, but many have been struggling long before this crisis has hit.

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    The Stress of Online LearningEveryone is waiting for 2020 to be over, but probably no one is more anxious than teenagers and their parents.

    The spike in calls from parents that are completely exhausted from not only their daily parenting chores -- now they are managing educating their teen that is completely shutting down. It’s been a very difficult time between isolating from friends (and some family), forcing kids to wear masks (it’s just not their thing), and requiring them to social distance - which is really a hardship for them.

    Behavioral issues are spiraling and if they were having trouble before this pandemic, it is 100 times worse now.

    Defiance, disrespect, anger and rage

    Has your teen become defiant? Disrespecting you and your family? Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells? Do they become explosive when you ask them to do something?

    You’re not alone.

    Let’s review ways to help.

    Things to avoid with teenage disrespect and defiance

    Arguing rarely works for parents or teenagers. When we get angry, we can say things we don’t mean. A more effective approach is to give yourself and your child some time to calm down.

    If you’re angry or in the middle of an argument, it will be hard to calmly discuss what you expect of your child. A more effective approach is to tell your child that you want to talk, and agree on a time.

    Being defensive is very rarely useful. Try not to take things personally. It might help to remind yourself that your child is trying to assert their independence.

    Even though you have more life experience, lecturing your child about how to behave is likely to turn them off listening. If you want your child to listen to you, you might need to spend time actively listening to your child.

    Nagging isn’t likely to have much effect. It might increase your frustration, and your child will probably just switch off.

    Sarcasm will almost certainly create resentment and increase the distance between you and your child.

    When to be concerned about teen defiance:

    If your child’s attitude towards you and your family doesn’t respond to any of the strategies suggested above, it might be a warning sign that there’s a deeper problem.

    You might also be worried if:

    there are changes in your child’s attitude or mood

    your child withdraws from family, friends or usual activities

    grades are dropping, underachieving in school

    loss of interest in his favorite activities (sports, hobbies)

    your child runs away from home or stops going to school regularly.

    If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, here are some things you can do:

    Consider seeking professional support – good people to talk to include school counselors (most are still available - online), teachers and adolescent therapist.

    Discuss the issue as a family, and try to work out ways of supporting each other.

    Talk to other parents and find out what they do.

    If you are still struggling with your teen, it might be time to consider a therapeutic boarding school. It’s important to educate yourself on the choices you have - since you basically have a good teen making bad choices, and you don’t want to place them out of their element.

    Contact us for a free consultation - www.helpyourteens.com complete an intake form, all information is kept confidential and never sold to third parties.

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