Military School and Boot Camp for Boys – Is there a better choice?
When researching the best way to get your son to stop going down the wrong path, you’ll inevitably come across a military school or boot camp for boys. These schools are a popular choice for parents, due to their reputation for instilling military-level obedience and discipline in their students. While their reputation is well-deserved, it is essential that in your role as a parent, you consider all options, including those that take an alternative, Christ-driven approach to your troubled son.
As you search for a military school or boot camp that can help your son, we invite you to consider Lakeside Academy in Buffalo, Minnesota.
Lakeside Academy is a boarding school in Minnesota that goes beyond the traditional meaning of that term. Your son will reside on campus in our living facilities. There, he will partake in individual sessions with a licensed therapy staff members and group sessions with his peers. Our program includes accredited academic studies, as well.
By attending Lakeside Academy, your son will rediscover his self-worth, self-esteem, and self-discipline. We designed our programs to go beyond merely removing unhealthy decision making and poor behaviors. We work on the core issues, helping your son can uncover the sources behind his actions. This approach allows your son to grow and develop so he can find his path back to Christ.
Lakeside Academy Takes the Holistic Approach
Because we take a holistic approach with your struggling son, we’re able to help your son in ways that other disciplinary schools in Minnesota may not. We impart importance on Christian values, academic studies, and mental health. We offer support, so your son has a safe space to develop and rediscover God’s love.
Our approach comes primarily on two tracts: dynamic academics and personalized behavioral therapy. As evident in how we’ve named these tracts, we try to meet your son where he is and create an individualized plan for learning and self-compassion. All of our students begin their path at Lakeside Academy by meeting one-on-one with a staff member who then works with the student and his family to determine the best way forward and assess the behaviors that need changing.
Our licensed counselors believe your son’s success is a collaborative act between him, you and your family, and our counselors and staff. We engage in personal and group therapy utilizing the empirically proven cognitive-behavioral treatment model. We identify behaviors, their sources, and ways to consciously make healthier choices.
Behavioral Programs that Build Values and Help Your Son Rediscover God’s Love
As a Christian recovery center and learning academy, our programs help your son understand the power of compassion, both for himself and from God. We intend for our learning and therapeutic environments to foster support through an individual approach that best suits you and your son’s needs.
We use challenging but attainable goals in both academic and therapy settings so your son can learn how his behaviors connect to positive and negative consequences. By making the goals challenging, your son learns that hard work and determination is a necessary component to living a healthy, Christian life. By making the goals attainable, your son rediscovers a sense of accomplishment, helping to grow his self-esteem and feelings of self-worth and compassion.
Through individual and community counseling sessions, we work on uncovering the source of any behavioral issues. Once revealed, we offer your son the resources to consciously change his behaviors and build consistency in their healthy choices. When you and your son are ready, we work with each of you to transition your son back home and into both your and God’s welcoming arms.
Hope for You and Your Son
If you’re considering behavior management schools, we ask that you look at Lakeside Academy for a more holistic approach for helping to heal your son. If you have any questions about our programs, services, or values, please contact us through our online form. We know your son isn’t broken. He’s struggling, and the values we impart through our programs can give both him and your family hope.