Seeking to help families who are troubled with difficult teens, lacking family unity, failing in communication and are perhaps wondering how they got in this situation. We endeavor to advocate only well-documented, time-proven programs to help re-evaluate, re-structure and unify the family system of rules, values, focus and communication.
My wife and I created this site because we have been living with problems similar to yours. We had seen our two beautiful twin daughters caught in a downward spiral of deceit, dishonesty, failing school performance, defiance of rules at school and home, stealing, hanging out with less than desirable peers and the list goes on. We were worn out exhausting every means, idea, consequence we knew of to help, but to no avail. My wife and I were arguing all the time over the children and were drawn into the downward spiral. We tried counseling which helped us, but our children were still stumbling.
Finally, through much research on the internet, we found the Youth Foundation Academy in Utah and the other schools we advocate herein. We spoke to a wonderful admissions lady named Dina Dalton who offered us much hope for our family. We were so encouraged, that we went to visit our chosen specialty boarding school. While there, we hand-picked 5 girls currently enrolled in the program. We then spent 2 hours talking to these very impressive girls who were once very troubled, distant and overcome with various addictions. The program had obviously helped them to become well-focused, self-worthy young adults who now knew where they had been and had a much better idea of where they were now going. They certainly had established a renewed responsible outlook on life; as well as a more caring & loving attitude toward their parents.
These girls literally sold us on the program. We immediately went home and started making arrangements to enroll our girls. IT WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS WE EVER MADE. Our girls have since graduated their program and are doing very well in the home environment.
Very Truly Yours,
Brad and Rose