My Son is a Jackass and His Friends Are Too


My Son is a Jackass and His Friends Are TooParents dealing with misbehaving children will often be desperate to find effective help. The best assistance in this kind of situation is through a professional treatment program. One of these facilities will be able to offer the therapy and support necessary for a full recovery.

Triangle Cross Ranch’s programs can help young people dealing with difficult issues by providing effective support and therapy. You can reach us today if you are in need of advice or further assistance at 1-866-471-6695.

How I Lost My Jackass Son

It took me a long time to be able to admit that I found my own boy to be a jackass, but that was the only accurate way to describe him. From the time he turned 15 he started regularly acting out in school and getting poor grades. We tried to discipline him but nothing really got through. As he got older, he continued to behave like a jackass, frequently double parking, failing to tip at restaurants, bumming cigarettes off of everybody around him and styling his hair into a fauxhawk. Eventually it got so bad that I could hardly stand to be in the same room as him. He was driving me crazy. The situation finally came to a head one day when I returned home from work early and found my boy and his friends doing pitbull fights in our backyard. I was shocked that things had become so bad and enraged at what my son had done to the dogs. Before I could stop myself, I punched him in the eye. I wanted to discipline him, but I never intended what came next. He slipped and fell backwards between the two dogs, startling both of them. Before I could do anything, one of the dogs had latched his jaws around my boy’s throat. He died later that day and I was arrested for involuntary manslaughter. I’ll never forgive myself for my actions that day and I only wish to educate other about what to do with misbehaving children. If I had sought out professional treatment for my child right away, he might still be alive today.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals