Almost everyone goes through a phase in their lives when they feel troubled and perhaps cause trouble for their loved ones, especially their parents. And while parents need to do a balancing act between their work, children, and friends, dealing with children who are troubled can be a big cause for concern.
One solution that has worked for some children has come in the form of teen rehab centers which takes youth away from a life of partying (which is a result of peer pressure!) which also leads to addiction that can be debilitating and cause them to go astray.
Another popular method which parents can hope to rehabilitate their children is in the form of wilderness programs that have achieved much success in the past few decades, and that have been publicized in the media for its ability to save the lives of many children in the process.
While both these methods are temporary, and help children to do some honest soul-searching in order to transform their lives, Christian boarding schools have also been known to provide the right path to many a child led astray, and one can only attribute these successes to the fact that the Lord works in mysterious ways.
One way or another, no matter which your situation your child finds himself in, there is help that they can avail of.
The recent recession and economic meltdown had numerous far reaching consequences. In addition to thousands of people losing their homes, jobs and their paychecks, there were many suicides, bankruptcies and emotional break downs too. In addition to all these consequences, recession also propelled going back to school at 40. The Recession brought with it, the realization that people were not skilled enough, no qualification was good enough, only the better than the best could survive, and all others had to step down.
No wonder that this realization got an adult going back to school, majority of such adults being in the middle age category. The only bad thing about the whole process is that many of them are not joining college for getting their education, but only because they are being forced by circumstances. Concerns regarding the financial and career stability are forcing people to study new courses and get training in the latest skills.
Going back to school again is not a matter of choice for such people. But the advantage of getting a new skill or new course training is being reaped now by all those adults who forced themselves back to college. Many of them have discovered that they are getting considered for better jobs. But it is not at all easy for these folks, as they have to balance home, family, career, job and college equally well and cannot afford to compromise one for another or neglect one for the other.