Most parents will do anything for their sons. When you find your son wandering down the wrong path, though, the problem isn’t your willingness to help. The problem is knowing how best to guide him back to his family’s loving, caring arms.
At Lakeside Academy, our school for boys goes beyond removing bad behaviors and adding better ones. We work holistically to uncover the underlying issues causing these behaviors. We designed our faith-based recovery center to provide the necessary spiritual, therapeutic, and educational support your son needs to develop and grow into mature adults.
We’re more than a traditional boarding school because we’ll approach your son where he is. Our dynamic academic program and chemical dependency treatment center address your son’s behaviors, establish new patterns and decision-making skills, and ultimately help transition your son back to his home with you.
Helping Each Boy to Respect Himself and Others
We find that one of the most significant issues most adolescents deal with is low self-esteem. This low self-esteem then manifests itself through many issues, including chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, or other behavior disorders.
We recognize your son as the valued, worthy person with the power to take control of his life for the better. By helping to rebuild your son’s self-esteem, we get him to a place where he recognizes his self-worth. This increased sense of self-esteem gives him the space to improve his behaviors and build a consistent pattern of making healthy decisions.
Our Boarding School Prepares Boys to Return to School in Minnesota or for Going on to College
Our Christian values teach us compassion and discipline. Our compassion allows us to reach each student at their level. It enables us to develop individualized learning programs that best benefit your son. By helping your son work on his personal relationship with Christ, we’re allowing him to discover his own path through Christianity. By reaching out with compassion, we help instill a level of self-compassion that develops better behaviors.
Instill Values and Create Goals
By setting individualized goals with your son, we help instill both compassion and discipline. Instead of keeping all students on the same track, our approach allows us to develop realistic goals that help build self-esteem while demonstrating progress. Through our individualized education plans, we also instill the needed discipline to experience accomplishment. By rewarding your son as he progresses through our program, he learns the decision-making skills that lead to better outcomes for him and his family.
Our 4-Level Program Motivates Positive Behaviors
Because our values are to treat each of your sons individually, all students begin their journey at Lakeside Academy with an assessment by one of our staff members. From this starting point, we’ll then include family members to determine appropriate goals and address specific behavioral changes.
Each student needs time to adapt to the experience at Lakeside Academy. We help them to understand that this is a place created by God’s unconditional love for them. Our staff members, both educators, and licensed therapy staff members provide further support as the students realize they find themselves surrounded by compassion and love.
Throughout the four levels of our program, we utilize individual sessions and group work to uncover the underlying issues that led students astray. Our compassion leads to honest discussions and discoveries about the students’ own roles in their negative behaviors and decision making.
Our staff then works with the students to establish healthier routines and better decision making. We work with each student to make healthy decisions consistently throughout their day. Our discussions of faith underscore the need for compassion for themselves.
Starting at Lakeside Academy
Whether you’re just beginning your search for schools for boys in Minnesota or are nearing the end of it, Lakeside Academy can help you make the best choice for your son and your family. Reach out to us today for more information on how we can help your son find the right path again.
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