Have you tried setting firm rules and boundaries for your troubled teen girl? Have you instituted strong consequences for her actions? Have you reached out to therapists or counselors? Have you read books, attended classes, and searched online endlessly to find a way to help her? Most parents of troubled teen girls find themselves cycling through this chain of options, desperate to find something that will break their troubled teen girl out of her habits and stop her on the dangerous path she’s treading.
It can be a struggle to know if you’re doing too much or not enough. Do you keep trying with the same routines and hope that consistency will someday work or that she’ll grow out of it? It happens. Do you resign yourself to the choices she has made and will continue to make, just trying to love and support her to salvage what’s left of the relationship? Sometimes it feels like the only option. Do you wonder if maybe you can find help in therapeutic programs or boarding schools? When do you “say when”?”
If you can see danger in her future, it’s time. If you know, logically, that she is on a path to pain or destruction, you can safely say as a parent that help is needed. Making the decision to look into therapeutic programs can feel like quitting, but in reality it is addressing the need and taking steps to turn your daughter’s life around.
Therapeutic Programs Work
If the path you see your daughter on includes drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, addiction, violence, pain, or even death, you will feel desperate to turn it around. Often in these circumstances you could be the perfect parent and still not have what it takes to help her turn her life around. What she needs is a therapeutic program that meets her needs.
Therapeutic programs can offer what you cannot – a removal of temptations, friends, and scenarios that cause bad behavior, a reset, consistency, licensed therapy, and individualized approaches to help her heal and change. There are so many different therapeutic programs out there, and one of them could make all the difference for your troubled daughter. It isn’t about keeping her away from her bad friends or preventing her from using drugs. A good therapeutic boarding school will actually help her turn her whole life around – emerging as a healthy, happy, high-functioning adult.
If there is danger in your daughter’s future, you can still help her turn it around – but not alone. Find help with a therapeutic program out there which is right for her, then watch her life change.
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We encourage any visitors considering placing their daughter in treatment to fill out our online assessment as soon as possible. This two minute form will give our admissions team all the information needed to determine if your daughter is a good fit for our program.