Why traditional boot camps may not solve your teen’s problems
Conventional juvenile boot camps spend too much time stamping out rebellious behavior through unquestioning obedience, aggressive confrontations, and overly regimented routines. Really helping troubled teens, however, requires focusing on helping them overcome the mental health challenges contributing to their problematic behavior.
While a military-style approach might work for adolescents with minor behavioral issues, it’s detrimental for those with more severe challenges. One of the biggest criticisms of teen boot camps is that they fail to tackle the root causes of behavioral problems, making them less effective for adolescents battling complex mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or oppositional-defiant disorder.
Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. If you have a struggling Idaho Falls teen, reach out to us today!