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Boot Camps in Palm Bay, Florida Can Help Troubled Teens, if They Are Like Gateway Boys Academy

Are you trying to find boot camps in or around Palm Bay, Florida to straighten out a rebellious teen? Learn how boot camps can help troubled teens and discover how Gateway’s program may prove even more beneficial for your teen.

boot camps with caring staffIf your teen exhibits unashamed disregard for authority, forever displays oppositional behavior, gets into regular and escalating disturbances with the law, and shows no cooperation in school, perhaps a boot camp can help reform your troubled teen. 

Boot Camps in Palm Bay, Florida Can Help Troubled Teens Learn to Respect Authority

Popular opinion gives military schools, especially boot camps, a reputation for making rebellious teens get back on the straight and narrow path. In fact, there are several positive ways in which boot camps can help troubled teens. Boot camps give a crash course in discipline, personal responsibility and respect for authority. Programs like these can send a wake-up call to a teen who might otherwise ruin his life with crime. For the ones who are shaped by it, boot camps can give them a new understanding of the consequences of their actions. For some individuals, boot camps can initially help them move from destructive habits, to more appropriate behavior. But those bad attitudes often return.

boot camp alternativeBoot Camps Can Help Troubled Adolescents Change their Behavior, But Many Teen Issues Go Beyond the Behavior

Despite the fact that boot camps can help troubled teens in some situations, most teenage issues are much more complex than they appear on the surface and are only the symptoms of other issues. Boot camps rely entirely on forcing compliance; they do not include the counseling or therapeutic input to help teens resolve the true underlying issues. For teens displaying anxiety, depression, drug use, low self-esteem, emotional disorders, and in fact most forms of rebellious behavior, the strict discipline of the boot camp environment may prove detrimental instead, if it isn’t set up in a way that the discipline is coupled with Christian love and support.

Most boot camps in Palm Bay, Florida on their own will not address family issues but simply return a somewhat more obedient teen to the same home environment in which he was struggling. Boys who attend boot camps are more likely to return to old habits.  In fact, boot camps in Palm Bay, Florida are a short-term solution at best, and may be harmful to the teen at worst. Sadly, teens often revert to past behavior after returning home from short-term boot camps, because the length of the program doesn’t instill the attitude changes as a habit in their life.

Gateway’s Boot Camp-Like Program, Plus It’s Ongoing Behavioral Support are Designed to Turn Around Troubled Boys

boarding school with boot campIf you find that a traditional short-term boot camp is not the best choice for your teen, but you still like the idea of what a boot camp teaches, Gateway an alternative that combines the strengths of the military style with the therapeutic input of a therapeutic boarding school. Gateway, located in the Panhandle of Florida, is a Christian program that has served – and brought hope to- struggling teenage boys and their families from places all across the nation for more than 20 years. Struggling teenage boys from Palm Bay, Florida and other cities benefit from an accredited academic program, counseling and teaching, an introduction to military drill and history, and the discipline for which boot camps are respected. Gateway offers a  loving staff that cares deeply about each teen. Gateway is a military-style school that features a number of essential components that are typically missing from boot camps. Those include: 

  • Caring staff and mentors who provide positive role models and concerned involvement, not simply breaking teens down.
  • Biblical teaching and spiritual emphasis, to help teens find the true source of lasting heart change.
  • Counseling, to help teens deal with struggles and replace self-destructive patterns with healthy new habits.
  • Family restoration through Biblical instruction and seminars for parents and families.

Boot camps can help troubled teens if they are coupled with a longer term mentoring program like what Gateway offers. We invite you to look beyond Palm Bay, Florida, for what may be the best situation your boy…a program with a boot camp element, but also ongoing instruction and mentoring for a longer period of  time.

Gateway is Located in the Panhandle of Florida. Boys Come to Gateway from Around the Country. Call Us!

More about boot camps for boys in or near Palm Bay, Florida:
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s population as 100,786 on 1 July 2008; it is the most populous city in the county. Palm Bay is a principal city of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 536,521 on 1 July 2008.

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