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Teaching Discipline at Boot Camps for Troubled Teens

Teens struggling with depression, learning differences, defiance, and risky behaviors, like substance experimentation, may benefit from more daily structure. However, there is a difference between helping them develop routines that teach them accountability and using discipline to take away unstructured time. Many parents believe tough-love strategies will give their child a reality check, however, it …

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Alternatives to Summer Boot Camps for Teens

Many parents who believe their child needs a reality check may believe their child needs a strict routine that teaches them discipline, accountability, and structure. Tough-love approaches are assumed to keep kids in line.  Summer boot camps for troubled teens became popular in the 1980’s that used evidence-based military-style interventions to instill these principles. However, …

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