Doomed: Is There any Hope for My Troubled Boy?


Doomed: Is There Any Hope for My Troubled Boy?My husband has a tendency to bury his head in the sand—or the television, or sports, or his friends—anything besides our son’s problems. I do blame him a little, because maybe if he had been more involved as a father things would be different. I knew it was not helpful to cast blame and that wasn’t going to be the way to find hope. My son’s problems seemed to be corrupting every part of our family. I felt alone and that if anyone was going to step up and do something it was going to have to be me. But a question I wasn’t ready to answer was whether or not there was any hope for my teen. Because if there wasn’t any hope, what was the point of taking this on by myself? I know this isn’t just about me, but I feel doomed, like there is no hope for my troubled boy.

Ashcreek Ranch Academy uses a combination of evidence-based therapy, equine therapy and group counseling. They embrace the method of Positive Peer Culture to treat struggling boys. If you have a troubled child who needs help you should not feel alone, call (435) 215-0500 for more information. Our unique program is designed for families and young teens just like yours.

Where Is The Answer?

When trying to parent your son, the task can seem overwhelming. It’s normal for parents to pull apart and feel isolated and lost. You don’t have the answers because if you did, you would know what to do and where to turn. That feeling of doom is only a reaction to the fear of lost hope. There is always a way and there are many families who have seen their son change his life and go on to be a successful, happy adult. Now is not the time to try to do this on your own, it is time to seek professional counseling so that you can have the information you need to change your young adults’ life. Do not be discouraged and if you only do one thing, call (435) 215-0500 for help.


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