In my experience as a psychotherapist, I have had many parents decide that their teenager needs to go to Boot Camps. Parents proceed with their plan, but it doesn’t work. Typically teenagers return angry and with more oppositional behavior. This also increases the time in therapy to undue the Boot Camp damage.

Many of these camps are located in Utah. They are located there because they are not closely monitored by the State. Therefore, they can basically do what they want and need no evidence that their methods work. Also most of these camps are not covered by insurance and parents must pay privately. These camps are not cheap either. It is less expensive to go on a vacation to Europe.

As I said, many parents feel Boot Camps are the answer. I have never seen one work. They tend to make things worse. Read about the alternatives that work better. Alternative to Boot Camp For Kids | Empowering Parents

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