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 approachParenting is never easy. Parenting a troubled teenager can be overwhelming for you and your family. You may worry because your teen is defiant, angry, violent, or withdrawn. You may feel worried, angry, and overwhelmed. Your home may seem filled with chaos and tension. You know that something has to change. The following tools for parents will help you as you seek to minimize conflict and increase communication within your home.Troubled teens come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they are having problems do to ADD/ADHD, depression, regular teenage angst or drug and alcohol abuse, troubled teens can upset the family order and the peace of a home. There are some steps that can be taken to start dealing with troubled teen behavior at home, usually in the form of behavior modification techniques. However, it is important to remember that if troubled teen behavior appears to be the result of something beyond “normal” troubles, professional help may be needed. And even when you are getting professional help for your troubled teen, it is important to remember to create a supportive home, as well as one where rules are obeyed. 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.