We all want to establish a strong family, secure home, and ideal neighborhood where everyone lives harmoniously and peacefully. Like you, I am dreaming of a perfect environment to raise my family because I want my kids to grow up taking the right path, far from the influences of violence, drug addiction, abuse and depression. A bright future for our kids is our ultimate responsibility as parents perhaps our utmost legacy to them.
I won’t deny the fact that the Metro where we live in is a dangerous city. Temptation leverages everywhere from the social media, television and to the people we meet everyday. I saw different types of teenagers. There are those who cling to a foreigners arm for a price. There are those who depends on illegal drugs at a very young age trying to seek life at the end of the rainbow. It’s sad and such an utmost dismay to encounter those teens on the street and you can’t do anything because their parents don’t know what to do either.
Bringing up your kids to maturity is really hard or shall I say a challenging part in being a parent. With this kind of situation, I think, the best thing to do is to put them on a residential treatment for teens. Isolating them from the life they knew, interfering them with different fun activities while introducing a brand new perspective about himself/herself, family, and society. There are many christian boarding schools out there that will definitely help troubled teens. I’m sure, there are modules or guidelines on how to strengthen your teens attitude in dealing towards life while teaching them to be Christ-centered. I’m sure, in a residential treatment for teens, they will prepare your kids on how to be mature and act how to be a responsible person in the end.