Decision-making and future-oriented thinking are not fully developed in teens. Thus, while struggling teens are entering into adult roles and while they may physically appear to be mature, teens might not be fully equipped to deal with these new tasks and challenges. For these various reasons, the teen years can be an especially stressful and fragile time, making troubled teens more susceptible to engaging in risky behaviors and be unable to weigh their risks and benefits.For your troubled teen that is engaging in risky behavior, its time for help from a widerness program. The program we recommoned is Wingate Wilderness Therapy.Wingate is an owner-operated wilderness therapy program designed to assist troubled teens, both boys and girls, ages 13 to 17. We specialize in working with boys and girls with dual diagnosis, and believe strongly in a systemic approach. TROUBLED TEEN HELP SITES AND BLOGSParenting TeensWingate Wilderness TherapyFamily First Aid
When adolescent boys and girls are at-risk with substance abuse, or behavioral issues, behavior modification programs, as well as cognitive therapy, can result in the positive changes he or she needs for a long lasting transformation.