Your teen-aged son comes home from school every day and goes directly to his room. Your other family members even fail to notice that he’s home. He stays there for hours, even eats his dinner there instead of joining the family at the dinner table like he should.
If this sounds familiar to you, then that may be a sign that your child needs help. You can ask his peers, teachers, or school counselor if behaves similarly in school. Is he able to socialize with other students or totally avoids it? Is he having difficulty with others in group activities as well?
It’s true when they say that no man is an island. Isolating himself in what is supposedly an extremely social environment might mean that he is troubled. Normally, teenagers value their relationships with their peers, at times choosing it over their family relationships.
By keeping to himself in his room, he may be fostering some form of negative emotions inside him. If that negativity is allowed to grow, it might turn into depression. You can try to take him outside of his cave by insisting that you have your family dinner together. Perhaps that may shine some warm light on his otherwise darkening outlook in life.
However, when your teen is too far gone and won’t allow any effort from you to help him with his isolation, taking him to a Utah boarding school for troubled teens might be the answer. A change in school environment can be most effective in situations when a child is totally cutting off all forms of human contact.
A school for troubled teenagers will encourage your child to excel in his studies and teach him how to be emotionally stable as well. The positive atmosphere that these boarding schools offer may be truly beneficial for your child. Guidance counselors can then thoroughly address the negativity in your troubled teen.
There are different types of boarding schools for troubled children where you can take your child. There are conservative boarding schools, military…