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Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Belle Mead, New Jersey

Is your teenager spinning out of control? Looking for a Christian boarding school for him or her near Belle Mead, New Jersey?

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 difficult to know what to do and how to react when your teen daily reaches new lows in disobedience, dishonesty, and disrespect, and chooses every wrong thing.

We know, because we went through the same thing 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.

Little did we know, our son was already heavy into smoking pot, 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 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. 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 find the right school for our boy. We made a mistake to begin with, and that cost us dearly, but after months 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 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 assist you in finding the best program near Belle Mead, New Jersey. 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 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 Belle Mead, New Jersey, 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 an often repeated 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 Belle Mead, New Jersey. 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 Belle Mead, New Jersey 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.

Don’t put your child in a school near Belle Mead 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.

 

More about Belle Mead, New Jersey:

Belle Mead is a census-designated place which straddles Montgomery Township and Hillsborough Township in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Up until about 1875, Belle Mead, then named Plainville, was part of Harlingen. It was a quiet farming region when about that time a New York City contractor named Van Aken bought up all the local farms and set out to develop a city. He had the farms laid out into lots, some streets put through and named after the style of New York. He donated land for the railroad station that had a dining room underneath (the station was torn down in February, 1940). There is an abandoned train station in Belle Mead. When Van Aken went broke, the property was sold to a U.S. Senator, John R. McPherson, who changed the name from Vanaken to Belle Mead in honor of his daughter, Edna Belle Mead McPherson, according to one popular story.

Woods Tavern in Belle Mead was a popular stop for travelers for more than 100 years and played an important social and political role. Horace Greeley spoke there in 1872 as part of his campaign for President of the United States. The tavern burned down in 1932.

James Baldwin, the 20th-century author and civil rights advocate, lived in Belle Mead in the early 1940s.

Dr. John Summerskill and his wife, Mimi LaFollette Summerskill established the LaFollette Vineyard in Belle Mead in the 1970’s. President Bill Clinton and fourteen Democratic governors met for a strategy session and press conference at the vineyard during the 1992 presidential campaign.

The abandoned train station is said to have been built circa 1913, and was removed from service in the early 1980s. Since then, restoration projects have been announced, however, not one has progressed any further than cleaning up tree debris and graffiti.

The Belle Mead section straddles the northern portion of Montgomery Township and the southern portion of Hillsborough Township. For many years residents of Belle Mead had been serviced by the Belle Mead Post Office located on Route 206 in Montgomery Township having zip code 08502. In the late 1990s Hillsborough Township was granted its own post office servicing the entirety of its residents (zip code 08844), including that section of town formerly serviced in the Belle Mead area. Since that time the Belle Mead post office and its associated zip code (08502) services only the remaining area of Belle Mead located in the northern section of Montgomery Township. Belle Mead is home to many peaceful communities such as Pike Run and Millers grove which are connected through Belle Mead-Griggstown road. The communities house a good portion of Belle Mead’s population they are neighbored by the police station as well as the Fire Department making it an ideal place for many suburban families to raise their children.

Excerpt about Belle Mead, New Jersey, used with permission from Wikipedia.com.
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