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Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Saint George, Utah

Is your teenager spinning out of control? Looking for a therapeutic Christian boarding school for him or her near Saint George, Utah?

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 boy or girl 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.

Unknowingy, 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 fist-through- the-wallboard 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 boarding school where issues could be dealt with and the influence of his negative peer group could be broken.

Putting our son in a therapeutic 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 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 program 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 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 therapeutic 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 school near Saint George, Utah. 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 Saint George, Utah, 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 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 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 Saint George, Utah.  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 child.

Allow us to help you find a Christian boarding school closest to Saint George, Utah 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 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.

You may not want to put your child in a therapeutic boarding school nearby Saint George 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. 

 

More about Saint George, Utah:St. George is a city located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Utah, and the county seat of Washington County, Utah. It is the principal city of and is included in the St. George, Utah, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 119 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and 303 miles (488 km) south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, St. George had a population of 72,897. From 1990, St. George became one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas within the United States. This trend continued through 2007, when growth slowed substantially. In 2009, the metropolitan area (defined as Washington County) had an estimated 137,473 residents.
St. George is the population and commercial center of Utah’s Dixie, a nickname given to the area when Mormon pioneers grew cotton in the warm climate. St. George’s trademark is its geology red bluffs make up the northern part of the city with two peaks covered in lava rock in the city’s center. The northeastern edges of the Mojave Desert are visible to the south. Zion National Park can be seen to the east, and the Pine Valley Mountains loom over the city to the north and northwest. The climate has more in common with the Desert Southwest than the rest of the state, with scorching hot summers and mild, mostly snowless winters.

Excerpt about Saint George, Utah, used with permission from Wikipedia.com.
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