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Christian Boarding Schools in Watsonville, California

Looking for a Christian boarding school near Watsonville, California? 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 despair parents experience in the process. It is hard to know what to do and how to react when your adolescent daily reaches new lows in disobedience, dishonesty, and disrespect, and chooses badly.

We know, because we went through it with our teenage  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.

Unknowingy, our son was already heavy into smoking marijuana, 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 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, a couple 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 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 Christian 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 Watsonville find the right program 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 Watsonville, 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 scores of frustrated parents in towns like Watsonville, 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 an often repeated 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 help you need to help you find just the right program near Watsonville, 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.

Use our expertise to help you find a Christian boarding school closest to Watsonville, 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 schools and we know the personnel 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 Watsonville 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 inquiry 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 Watsonville, California:

Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 51,199 according to the 2010 census.
Located on the central coast of California, the economy centers predominantly around the farming industry. It is known for growing strawberries, apples, lettuce and a host of other vegetables. Watsonville is home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds. There is a large Hispanic population, a small group of Croats, and a Filipino, Caucasian, and Japanese population that live and work in the city.
The Pajaro Valley, wherein Watsonville is located, has a climate that is usually pleasant  around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. This climate makes Watsonville an attractive coastal environment for the neighboring inland communities with very hot summers. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District has an attendance of about 18,000 students kindergarten through 12th grades. There are several private religious-based schools in Watsonville such as Notre Dame School, Monte Vista Christian, Salesian Sisters and St. Francis. There are also several charter schools and the non-religious independent Pre-K through 12th grade Mount Madonna School. These schools provide a wide range of educational options for local families. Watsonville is generally conservative on the political spectrum and average in relationship to the neighboring communities of Salinas, Castroville, and Prunedale. The larger coastal town directly north of Watsonville is the city of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a draw for many young college students who attend Cabrillo College or University of California, Santa Cruz. Because Watsonville and Santa Cruz are beach towns, they draw many visitors from San Jose and from the Central Valley areas.
Like neighboring Salinas in Monterey County, Watsonville produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, primarily apples, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and table mushrooms.

 

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