10 Tips for Parents of Out-of-control Teens


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Consider Long-term Residential Placements
Residential programs for your out-of-control teen may be necessary to protect the other children in the home.
Residential programs for your out-of-control teen may be necessary to protect the other children in the home.
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Sometimes, out-of-control teens shouldn't stay in their homes. It may be beneficial for them -- and for their parents and siblings -- to be placed in a residential program. Options abound for long-term residencies, including boarding schools, military-style or religion-based schools and treatment centers that focus on issues such as drug and alcohol abuse. Parents should expect to conduct quite a bit of research before deciding on a placement. The quality of these programs can vary widely, unfortunately, and some programs that take a "tough love" approach have been criticized after teens were injured or killed. Parents might want to retain an educational consultant who specializes in these programs to aid in the selection.