Parents often wonder, “Am I overreacting or moving too quickly in considering a residential treatment program for troubled teens?”
It’s important for parents to trust their natural instincts. If you’ve come looking for help, more help than can be provided through services at home, that suggests you recognize that your child is heading or has already headed down a bad path. The consequences of the current behaviour may be life-limiting at a minimum or jeopardizing their very safety at the worst. You recognize your child needs more help or a different kind of help. It’s not a matter of, “am I overreacting.” You’ve recognized that it’s not necessary or even prudent to wait to get the right kind of help for your child.