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Schooling options for teen rebel?

What schooling options are there for a teen rebel?

A friend's 15 year old daughter is getting into a lot of trouble, and her parents are considering sending her somewhere new for the upcoming school year. Boarding school? They don't know....

So what options are out there to help a teen rebel? (I'm unable to help them with suggestions, as my LOs are still younger than school age).

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Asked by GoodyBrook at 1:19 AM on Jul. 11, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • She needs to talk to the school psychologist about this. Changing schools might make things worse!!!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 1:21 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Yep, it already did. So they moved her back. And now things have escalated even more. (Just ask the police!)

    They need some sort of treatment program....

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 1:24 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Sending the kid away will only drop the prolem in somebody else's lap and probably make her resentful. What about online classes? My stepson wasn't doing well in regular school, but he got put in an online setting hosted in a classroom at school with fewer students and more teacher attention, and he has done a thousand times better.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:25 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Online classes is an option I hadn't thought of. Though she uses the internet to meet boys and run off with's only a matter of time until the person she meets isn't the person she thinks he is. :( Both her parents work full time, so I wonder if online classes would even be a possibility? I'll throw the suggestion at them, though. Thanks!

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 1:30 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • What about something like this? This particular school is for kids with the "option" to either go there or go to jail/juvie.


    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:36 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Funny that you mentioned Youth ChalleNGe! (above)

    They actually looked into it in our state, but students are able to walk away if they find it's not a good fit. And for a kid who runs away, having the "right" to walk away from a program if the going gets tough is not an option that they want to give her...

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 1:41 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Just changing their environment usually won't work unless you know what the root of the problem is. I'd suggest counseling or the school psychologist and ask them for advice. We have alternative schools here and vocational schools here but again just switching schools won't solve a thing unless you know what the main issue is.

    Answer by GarysWife1991 at 5:03 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Sounds like this girl needs some serious intervention. Hopefully she gets it before she does something to completely ruin her future, or worse. They need to look up some programs for troubled teens in their area.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:38 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Boot camp.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:34 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Hyde school in maine

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

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