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Christian Boarding Schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Looking for a Christian boarding school near Cedar Rapids, Iowa? Is your teenager spinning out of control? We can help you, without charge…

There is nothing worse than living with a teen spinning out of control, and no worse feeling than the sadness parents experience in the process. It is difficult to know what to do and how to react when your teen daily reaches new lows in disobedience, dishonesty, and disrespect, and chooses badly.

We know, because we went through the same thing with our son. Raised in a Christian home and mostly home-schooled until high school, we suddenly found that we didn’t know him. He had changed seemingly overnight. His academics started falling and his interest in sports and old friends shifted to a new group of friends — the kind parents are wary of — the kind of kids that got kicked out of a public school, so the local private school took them in.

Little did we know, our son was already heavy into smoking marijuana, huffing, drinking alcohol and just about everything else his new peer group dared him to do. The downward spiral was dramatic — all the way down to holes-in-the-walls rages, running away for days at a time, and finally threatening suicide. After months in counseling, the therapist proclaimed that there was nothing more he could do. He recommended a local residential program and school where issues could be dealt with and the influence of his negative peer group could be broken.

Putting our son in a therapeutic Christian boarding school was the hardest thing we’ve ever done as parents.

Not only would it mean selling everything and cashing in all of our savings and the boy’s college fund, but it would mean not seeing our boy for long periods of time. We wept for two days after dropping him off. But then, two weeks later, we learned our boy had been attacked on campus. Unfortunately, the school we put him in was also taking in some violent gang kids (they hadn’t informed us of that), and our son was soon their target, nearly killing him. After his recovery, we went on our own search for the right Christian boarding school where he could be safe and be treated for his issues – after all, he still needed help, and now he also needed therapy for the trauma of being attacked.

We learned from this traumatic experience that therapeutic schools can be quite different and need to be selected based on their strengths and avoided if they have serious weaknesses. It’s important to know what those are.

Some therapeutic boarding schools are good, and others are not so good. Some target one set of issues; others are experts on other issues. But talking to them, they want to fill their beds, so they’ll often present themselves as “experts in all areas” having to do with behavior.  But that’s not always so. Some kids are just being rebellious, but others are really dealing with serious issues that may not be known to their parents. So choosing a “behavioral modification” program when a “therapeutic” program is needed can do more harm than good.  It can also be a big waste of money.

No one was around to help us in Cedar Rapids find the right school for our boy. We made a mistake to begin with, and that cost us dearly, but after weeks of research we found a good program that was able to help our son. Today, our family and even our son are thankful for that program.

The Christian boarding school we finally enrolled him in literally saved his life and got him off the downward spiral.

So, is your family experiencing the same storms of a teenager who is out of control? Are you walking on similar pins and needles around your teen? Does it sometimes seem like he or she has suddenly been taken over by aliens (well, not literally)?

Let us help you in finding the best program near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We’ve made it our life goal to know all we can about every school, so we can help parents (without cost) find the best possible option for their troubled teen. We want to help you avoid the same mistake we did.

Now, every day we hear from dozens of frustrated parents in towns like Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who share how their once normal and happy child has become seriously out of control — just like our son was. They talk about how it has disrupted their family and how they fear for their child’s future and very life. “My child is no longer who she used to be,” is a typical cry from these parents.

If your son or daughter is out of control, he or she needs you to intervene. That’s why you’ve landed on this site, so allow us to be the resource you need to help you find just the right program near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The downward spiral your teen is on can have tremendous destructive potential with lifelong consequences, or even bring a young life to a quick end. Don’t wait.  Act today based on what you know is true – your faith, your own beliefs, and what you know is best for your child.

Use our expertise to help you find a Christian boarding school closest to Cedar Rapids, Iowa that will provide your teen with the help and mentoring he or she needs, and within your budget.  We’ve visited most of these schools and we know the staff there.  We know what they are good at, and what they are not so good at.  We poll parents who have placed their teen in these programs, so we know how well they have done.

You may not want to put your child in a nearby Cedar Rapids merely out of convenience (like we did).  Rather, find the program that is most likely to help your child, wherever it may be located in the country.  Give us the chance to tell you about a few of them.  Fill in the online form now to begin that process.  There is NO CHARGE for this service. We will deal with you according to your wishes and call or email the information to you confidentially and as convenient.

More about Cedar Rapids, Iowa:

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, Convert north of Iowa City and Convert east of Des Moines, the state’s capital and largest city. City hall and the Linn County Courthouse are located on Mays Island in the Cedar River; Cedar Rapids is one of few cities in the world with governmental offices on a municipal island.
A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state, located in the core of the Interstate 380 Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor of Linn, Benton, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was to 126,326.Cite news] The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor has an estimated population of 423,353 as of 2006.
Cedar Rapids has been residence to famous figures for the United States, including American Gothic painter Grant Wood, journalist and historian William L. Shirer, writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, and aerodynamics pioneer Dr. Alexander Lippisch. In the 1990s and 2000s, Hollywood would feature several Cedar Rapidians including actors Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood and Ron Livingston. The area has also produced a number of professional athletes such as Ryan Sweeney, Trent Green, and Kurt Warner. The city is also the setting for a musical, The Pajama Game and the comedy film Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids is nicknamed the “City of Five Seasons”, for the “fifth season”, which is time to enjoy the other four. The symbol of the five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown along the north river bank. The name “Five Seasons” and representations of the sculpture appear throughout the city in many forms.

 

Excerpt about Cedar Rapids, Iowa, used with permission from Wikipedia.com.