Struggling Families and Struggling Teens
By Curtis Reed
The structure of families and patterns of family life in the United States have changed profoundly in the past quarter century. Five percent of all births in 1960 were to unmarried women; this figure increased to 32% by 1995.1 Since 1960, the divorce rate has more than doubled,2-4 and it is estimated that 25% of children growing up in this decade will experience the consequences of divorce.5 Although remarriage rates are high, more than a third of remarried couples are divorced again.6 As a consequence, approximately 8% fewer children are living with 2 parents (74.8% in 1989 vs 83.1% in 1971),7,8 and only 61% live with both biological parents. Parents don’t always realize that maybe their struggling families might be struggling because of their troubled teens that have made poor decisions. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with and many troubled teens need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Zion Educational Services can educate parents of struggling teens, on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their struggles. For immediate assistance contact ZES at 866-439-8112, to speak with a child placing specialist to educate you on school program placement for struggling teens in the perfect facility that fits their needs.
Another change in family life is that approximately 65% of all mothers with preschool-aged children are in the labor force, reflecting a twofold increase since 1970.10 A decline in the purchasing power of family income, the lack of comparable wages for women, and significant rates of homelessness have all added to the stress on families. Social disparities have also contributed to the growing percentage of troubled teens that live in poverty. Adolescents present the pediatrician with particular challenges for assessment and counseling. High-risk families, including struggling teens parents (single or married) also require increased attention for problem prevention and assistance. Finally, residential mobility has separated many families from the natural support systems provided by their extended families. This may leave parents feeling socially isolated and prevents the intergenerational transmission of cultural and community-specific advice and support. These social changes have strained the ability of families to provide for their children's needs. Economic and social inequalities have led to increasingly impoverished neighborhoods, more working families living in or near poverty, and weakening of community ties. As a result, the health, development, and well-being of struggling boys and girls have been jeopardized. Rising rates of child abuse and neglect, and high rates of struggling teens with problems such as teenage pregnancy, drug use, dropping out of school, delinquency, homicide, and suicide reflect the weakened capacity of many communities to meet the needs of children and families.
Many parents of struggling teens aren’t aware the correct way to restore teens and need a professional to educate them. For parents of struggling boys and girls that need immediate assistance dealing with troubled teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools for troubled teens, boot camps for troubled teens, schools for troubled teens, therapy programs for troubled teens and many other youth facilities for struggling boys and girls. ZES provides help for parents of troubled teens with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Educational Services) immediately to talk to a child education specialist at 866-439-8112.