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My son/daughter has behavioral problems that are out of control and I don't know what else to do.
The degree of your child's behavioral problems will be the best measure of whether or not military school is the right choice. If you have tried therapy and other local interventions and your child is still wildly out of control, military school may seem like a great option. However, if your child has serious behavioral problems, discipline and structure alone may not be enough to help a teen who is wildly out of control.
If your teen has emotional problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, or other issues that underlie the acting out, ignoring the cause can mean these problems continue to flourish and undermine their academic and personal success as adults.
For example, delayed treatment of clinical depression can mean severe struggles as an adult. Delayed interventions in alcohol experimentation can lead to alcoholism as an adult. In fact, early intervention among young people drinking or trying drugs is the best way to short circuit addiction and alcoholism as adults.
Many military schools will explicitly state in their admissions policies that they are not a therapeutic school and will not accept students with behavioral or substance abuse problems.
Stone Mountain School
Stone Mountain School offers boys with learning disabilities (ADD/ADHD) or emotional and behavior problems a safe, structured environment in which they can thrive and succeed both academically and socially. Students work through a stages system that includes requirements in personal hygiene, social behaviors, academic performance and independent living skills. Parents whose children have attended Stone Mountain School report that their children get along better in the home, perform better in school, and have a more positive outlook on life. Enrollment in Stone Mountain School is the start of "A Journey to Manhood." Call 866.858.4883 to learn more about Stone Mountain School for boys.