Thursday, March 8, 2012
Troubled Teens: Who can help you?
Being in the dark can lead to making rash decisions and this is something you don't want to do when it comes to your child.
Some parents assume that Educational Consultants are the experts to turn to for placement of troubled teens and in some cases, that may be true. However, like with many other purchases in life, you need to know what you are buying into.
Educational Consultants were originally designed to help parents with their teens to find the right colleges and with the application process. As many know, this has been replaced with CollegeBoard and many other websites online.
As the shift in teen help increased, they seemed to branch out into the residential treatment field. Most have not experienced what you are going through. Most do not know what you are dealing with at home. Only an experienced parent that has been there really knows that feeling of helplessness. Which is why I created Parents' Universal Resource Experts, Inc.
We are parents - we have walked your shoes. After experiencing an extremely difficult time with my own teenager - surfing the Internet - being scammed online - my teen being harmed at a program that misrepresented themselves, I decided to take a closer look at this teen help industry.
After years of visiting schools and programs, collecting years of feedback (from parents, students and employees), background researches, on-site visits, etc... We offer parents advice and educated tips on looking at schools and programs.
The last thing parents need to get involved in, in our opinion, is an EC (Educational Consultant) Shuffle. What is the EC Shuffle? Find out more and try not to get into the mix. We do not employ this type of assistance for your needs. "The EC I spoke with only wants $500.00, that seems fair." Remember the cliché you get what you pay for, yes, you will find some Educational Consultants that will only charge $500.00 but you also get limited services usually including the EC Shuffle with a list of programs. Nothing more than you could have found on your own in a few Internet searches.
Some Educational Consultants are fair and don't employ this type of method. Please remember this is your child and no one knows him better than you. Do you really need a middle person for your child? Shouldn't the program speak directly to you? Save yourself $5000.00 and find the right for your child. It may take you a day or two longer, but you can do it. Sometimes it doesn't take that long - it is all about knowing the right questions - and at www.helpyourteens.com - we have helpful tips and hints to guide you.