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Christian Boarding Schools in Oakland, California

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

There is nothing worse than having your teen spinning out of control, and no worse feeling than the sadness parents experience in the process. It is hard to know what to do and how to react when your teen daily reaches new lows in disobedience, dishonesty, and disrespect, and chooses the wrong path in life.

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 grades 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 pot, sniffing solvents, 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 therapeutic 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 program we put him in was also taking in some violent gang members (they hadn’t told us that), and our son was soon their target, nearly killing him. After his recovery, we went on our own search for the right therapeutic school where he could be safe and be counseled 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 programs 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 offering to help us in Oakland find the right program for our boy. We made a mistake to begin with, and that cost us dearly, but after some time 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 program 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 assist you in finding the best program near Oakland, California. We’ve made it our life goal to know all we can about every program, so we can help parents (without cost) find the best possible choice 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 Oakland, California, who share how their once normal and happy child has become dangerously out of control — just like our son was. They talk about how it has disrupted their home 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 child 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 help you need to help you find just the right program near Oakland, California.  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 now based on what you know is true – your faith, your own beliefs, and what you know is best for your teen.

Allow us to help you find a Christian boarding school closest to Oakland, California that will provide your teen with the help and mentoring he or she needs, and within your budget.  We’ve visited most of these programs 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.

Don’t put your child in a nearby Oakland merely out of convenience (like we did).  Rather, find the program that is most likely to help your teen, 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 Oakland, California:

Oakland is a major West Coast port city on San Francisco Bay in the U.S. state of California. It is the eighth-largest city in the state with a 2010 population of 390,724. Originally incorporated in 1852, Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County and is a central hub city for a region of the San Francisco Bay Area known as the East Bay.
Oakland’s territory covers what was once a mosaic of coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Oakland served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oakland’s fertile flatland soils helped it become a prolific agricultural region. During the California Gold Rush, Oakland became the main staging post for passengers and cargo journeying between the Bay Area and the Sierra foothills. In the late 1860s, Oakland was selected as the western terminal of the Transcontinental Railroad. It continued to grow into the 20th century with its busy port, shipyards, and a thriving automobile industry. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many San Franciscans left that city’s destruction, and a great number of Oakland’s homes were built during the 1910s and 1920s. An extensive streetcar network connected most of Oakland’s neighborhoods to inter-city rail lines, most of whose routes continue as bus lines today. Ferry lines connected Oakland to San Francisco and other cities.
The 20th century saw a steady influx of immigrants to Oakland from around the globe who, along with thousands of African-American war-industry workers who relocated from the Deep South during the 1940s, have made Oakland one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the country. Oakland is known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies and manufacturers of household products. The city is a transportation hub for the greater Bay Area, and its shipping port is the fifth busiest in the United States.
Oakland has a Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 sunny days per year. Lake Merritt, a large estuary centrally located east of Downtown, was designated the United States’ first official wildlife refuge. Jack London Square, named for the author and former resident, is a tourist destination on the Oakland waterfront. Progress has been made in reducing the city’s high crime rate; violent crime is primarily concentrated in certain neighborhoods, although property crime remains problematic throughout the city. Oakland is continually listed among the top cities in the United States for sustainability practices, including a #1 ranking for usage of electricity from renewable resources.

 

Excerpt about Oakland, California, used with permission from Wikipedia.com.