Programs for troubled boys: How do they help?

It is no question that boys are different from girls and there are, specifically, programs for troubled boys. These programs are services intended to provide aid and improvement in academic, career, personal and social development of teens. During the teenage years, many teens work through a period of confusion and loss of direction. Counseling during these formative years can provide the guidance and focus that a teenager may lack in life. To seek out the right programs for your troubled boy contact Zion Educational Systems (866-471-8579).

How do they help?

Behavioral Modification

  • Counseling can help in behavioral modification of troubled boys. Teenage boys exposed to counseling have less inappropriate behaviors, more positive attitudes and less aggressive or hostile mood swings. Counseling has demonstrated improvement of family relationships and decreases problems in the family. It is a key component in preventing violence and identifying at-risk teens.

Increased Self-esteem

  • The effect of counseling on a teenager includes an increase in self-esteem. According to a study published in a 2001 issue of “American School Board Journal,” teenage boys that submitted to counseling were more likely to report higher grades, a more positive outlook on their future, and a more confident relationships between friends and family. Counseling among teenage boys also reduces the risk of suicide and risky behaviors such as promiscuity and self destructive behavior.

Academic Achievement

  • According to student polls conducted by Art & Science Group, young boys involved in counseling have a positive influence on their peers’ academic achievement as well as success in their own. Individual and group counseling can contribute to the academic success of a student as well as their future skills, behaviors, and career potential.

Social Skills and Career Development

  • Counseling troubled boys influences their social skills. According to a 2001 study published in “Journal of Counseling and Development,” counseling can increase the effectiveness of teaching social skills as well as increase career development skills in. Counselors are effective in teaching career and life skills, which includes influencing a teenager’s decision on a suitable future for themselves.

Call Zion Educational Systems (866-471-8579) today to find out how your troubled boy can be influenced for the better. By working together you will find the solutions necessary to become a family again.

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