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Saving Teens in Trouble

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Saving Teens in Trouble

Saving Teens in Trouble

Saving Teens in Trouble

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From boot camps to wilderness training, some parents now choose therapeutic schools to help their troubled teenagers. We discuss why young people get into trouble and the tactics their parents turn to, to get — and keep — their teens on track.

Guests:

David Marcus, author, What it Takes to Pull Me Through: Why Teenagers Get in Trouble and How Four of Them Got Out

Ben, 18 years old, graduated in 2002 from The Academy at Swift River, a boarding school for troubled adolescents, in Cummington, Mass.; one of teens profiled in David Marcus's book

Laurence Steinberg,professor of psychology, Temple University; author, Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting