If you’re looking into a boot camp for your troubled teenage girl, then a close consideration of girls’ physical and psychological requirements can help you choose an alternative school setting that helps them thrive. Historically and in primitive cultures, girls in their teen years are already wives and mothers. However, in an industrialized nation, they’re made to continue their education and not able to contribute to society while their hormones run wild. A teenage girl who is plagued with promiscuity or eating disorders can overcome their self destructive lifestyles in a boot camp environment, and survive the teenage years with their dignity intact.
Girls are natural communicators, and can spend hours and hours on the phone. However, if they follow the lead of their wayward friends, can end up in negative social situations that snowball in a mess of drama. One way that a boot camp can cater to a girls need to communicate without allowing negativity, is to encourage frequent communication and to teach specific analytical skills that allow girls to make better decisions, and to empower girls to encourage each other to make better decisions as well. Girls who are empowered can uplift one another and inspire each other to greatness.
When teenage girls have nothing but fashion magazines and television to use as role models, they can begin to feel inadequate. No matter how much you tell them that they’re beautiful they can end up fixating upon unrealistic body images instead of focusing on the person that they are. A quality boot camp will help girls develop independence and character virtues that will last a lifetime, instead of focusing on body images. A girl who cares about herself, and values her nutritional needs and health, is less likely to adopt unrealistic ideals about her body.
Similarly, a girl who values who she is, and finds pride in her academic and physical accomplishments won’t be looking to boys for validation. Instead of thriving on the superficial positive feedback that comes from dressing promiscuously, she can learn the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes from being recognized for reaching personal goals and challenges. Those positive feelings can last a lifetime, but skimpy clothing can really only last for so long.
Contributing to society is a valuable feeling for girls. Being important to their friends and room mates can help girls develop a sense of responsibility that lends itself well into womanhood, whether as wives and mothers, or in the workforce. Girls who never experience true responsibility often end up making irresponsible decisions in life.
No matter why you’re looking for a boot camp for teenage girls, be sure to pay attention to the basic psychological needs of girls to communicate, contribute to society, and to feel proud of themselves. Helping a girl realize her true potential and value herself as a person can prevent negative behaviors and transform a girl’s life. In a quality boarding school, trained professionals help create individual academic plans and focus on character virtues that allow girls to be responsible, respectful and dignified, without losing the gifts and talents that make them special.
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