'Ask Amy' Weighs In on Teens and Tough Love This week Congress heard testimony from parents whose children died at teen wilderness programs. While critics say the so-called "boot camps" are abusive, some parents swear by them. Chicago Tribune columnist Amy Dickinson offers advice for parents whose teens have extreme behavioral problems.
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'Ask Amy' Weighs In on Teens and Tough Love

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What is the best way to discipline a rebellious teen?

This week Congress heard testimony from parents whose children died at teen wilderness programs. While critics say the so-called "boot camps" are abusive, some parents swear by them. Chicago Tribune columnist Amy Dickinson offers advice for parents whose teens have extreme behavioral problems.

Guests:

Martha Tod Dudman, author of Augusta, Gone

Amy Dickinson, author of the syndicated column, "Ask Amy"

Maia Szalavitz, author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids; senior fellow at STATS, the Statistical Assessment Service