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Teen Transport Services

Professional assistance in transporting (escorting) your child to a program or school.

Why use a transport service?

Transport services, also known as escort services or assisted admissions, are usually a last resort for parents to safely bring their teen to programs.

Being a last resort doesn’t mean it is a negative choice. Using a qualified professional can be a good experience for a teen.

Some teens are willing to get help; others will go under false pretense, and this is when there is need for assisted admissions into a school or program.

Since transporting your teen can be a difficult decision, it is very important to choose qualified and credentialed professionals. The transport service should be licensed and insured to transport teens and also have various degrees and/or background in education, psychology, behavioral science, mental health, or other related fields. These are

professionals! Don’t think twice to ask them to email or fax you their licenses and credentials. Also ask for parent references from your area that also has the same age and gender of your child — call them and get a sense of comfort before you make your decision.

Assisted transports can be a very good experience with the right professional.

 Safe and Sound Youth Transportation is one service that P.U.R.E. recommends.

Safe and Sound Youth Transportation ensures the safe and reliable intervention/transport of teens from a home or a child’s current placement to a chosen destination.

They are a team of kind, caring, yet firm professionals who truly care about the families they work with. They travel with GPS, movies, blankets and pillows, and other tools needed to keep your child comfortable, as well as Safe and Sound.

Contact Lorraine for a free consult: 207-989-4200 or 207-949-1723 (cell/text)

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

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    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.

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