Supporting Troubled Girls and Boys
Adolescence is a time for teenagers to define their place in the family, peer groups, and the larger community. During this stage of their lives, teens struggle with the transition from childhood to adulthood. During childhood, they depended mainly on their parents for economic and emotional support and direction. In adulthood, they will be expected to achieve independence and make good choices about school, work, and personal relationships that will affect their future. Some troubled teens get lost with no sense of direction. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with and many need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves. Zion Educational Services can educate you 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 to speak with a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.
Without question, adolescence is a difficult time for many young people. During this period, teenage boys and girls must contend with physical changes, pressure to conform to current social trends and peer behaviors, and increased expectations from family members, teachers, and other adults. Struggling teens must deal with conflicting messages from parents, peers, or the media. They struggle with an increasing need to feel as if they "belong." Troubled boys and girls also feel pressure to perform academically or socially. For some troubled teens, the usual challenges of adolescence are compounded by difficult family situations, overcrowded classrooms, disintegrating neighborhoods, or exposure to alcohol or other drugs. Without support and guidance, these young struggling teens may fall victim to behaviors that place them, and others, at risk. In our society, those behaviors include dropping out of school, running away from home, joining gangs, and misusing alcohol or drugs or becoming involved in other law-breaking behaviors. Some troubled teens may become despondent, leading to academic problems, social isolation, or self-destructive behavior.
Each generation of teenagers and their families face new, and perhaps more challenging, circumstances. Life for many teens, is characterized by shrinking family incomes and growing options with regard to careers, beliefs, and lifestyle choices. More transient lifestyles result in isolation from extended families and a breakdown in the feeling of community. Today, struggling teens need greater self-direction and poise than ever before to successfully move from adolescence to adulthood.
Today's community and social structures place high demands on struggling teens and their families. Fortunately, though, those systems also offer varied forms of support. Most communities have counseling services, specialized groups, hotlines, and educational courses for both struggling teens and their parents. Helping teen boys and girls move to independence requires that you understand healthy adolescent development and how to find the resources that can help you when your child gets off track.
Many parents don’t know the correct way to restore their struggling teen and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with out of control teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, Christian schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you 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 Education Services) immediately to talk to a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.