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Military schools are education institutions designed to train students in military arts and sciences. Military Schools have long been considered for providing discipline, hard work, and teamwork, to struggling or unmotivated teens. The public school system of today is not fully equipped to handle troubled teenagers. Often times, parents turn to military schools as an option to discipline and educate their troubled teenagers. Military Schools are able most of the time to deliver a much better academic program than traditional public schools are able to offer.

When deciding if a military school is the most appropriate choice for a troubled teenager, parents need to look past their frustration and anger and honestly ask themselves what the underlying issue might be. Although angry, frustrated parents might feel a sense of vindication by sending a child to military school, it is important for the parents to ask themselves if this is the right solution for their adolescent.

Military boarding schools lie somewhere between traditional boarding schools and therapeutic boarding schools. These schools have been around for generations, and one might even look at them as some of the first programs design to intervene when teens were out of control, failing school, or disrupting family life.

In these military schools teenagers learn structure and discipline through the strict schedule and emphasis on teamwork found within a military school setting. This type of environment can be very beneficial for teens in need of family help . Military schools are helpful for students who are struggling in traditional schools who have mild problems. Good academics, discipline and structure. Children with behavioral problems need focused, individualized treatment so as to help them develop the skills and strategies necessary to grow and mature into responsible adults .They use military exercises, rigorous physical training, and fear of authority to transform a troubled teen into a "good soldier" who follows rules.

Military Schools are not designed to deal with teens in crisis and therefore internalization which is a critical component needed for making long lasting changes is often neglected. Parents may needlessly delay essential interventions because they think the military-style discipline is giving their teen help when it is not actually dealing with the issues that underlie his or her behavior.

These military schools do not emphasize therapy. They do not deal with emotional issues that underlie many adolescent behavioral problems. They emphasize discipline and authoritarian control. They resemble jails more than therapeutic interventions.

A military school will hold troubled teens accountable. Teens learn tremendous life skills, often out of doors and they learn to trust and feel part of. Their self-esteem improves and before long they have a new attitude. There is so much more, too, that a good military school will offer troubled teens.


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