Military Schools - Military Boarding Schools
"In the case of private military schools, students functioned fine at the highly structured school, but returned to old behaviors once they got home." FromĀ Boot Camps Don't Work
Somewhere between traditional boarding schools and therapeutic boarding schools lie military 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.
Military boarding schools, however, are not designed to deal with a troubled teen's emotional or behavioral problems, and most do not have special education programs for students with learning disabilities such as ADHD.
While "I'm going to send you to military school!" might seem like a useful threat, following through on this threat may not be in the best interest of your child if he or she has underlying emotional or behavioral problems.
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