Military type alternative schools are for the kids who thrive under oppressive leadership. Surprisingly, these personality types do exist. They’re best suited as laborers, and many parents don’t see their children in this manner. These schools work by breaking the will of a strong-willed child, and forcing them to submit to authority. When a child with a strong will is not capable of making healthy decisions, and insists upon inflicting violence upon other children, sometimes a military school can help. Unfortunately, the approach can backfire, creating an army of angry and defiant kids who assume power and control over their peers.
A day school for ADHD kids does a great job of creating an environment where kids are less likely to act out. Some of them even manage to create an environment they can learn in, by catering to their specific needs for movement, activity and kinesthetic learning opportunities. However, they don’t often do a good job of teaching the child to handle situations that arise outside of the school environment, and some students end up more and more upset at home because the transition between school and home can be so distinctive.
A boarding school boot camp for kids with behavior issues is a cross between an ADHD day school and home life. With round the clock counselors and a staff dedicated to meeting the emotional needs of ADHD kids, they can address every potential situation before the child has an opportunity to act out. The teachers end up creating individual learning plans that are specifically aimed at making each child succeed. Kids are an active part of their education, setting goals and making plans to reach those goals. Since there are usually very small amounts of students at a time (look for less than 100) they feel more like a family than a school, and personal relationships are formed, which can totally transform a child, and lead to lifelong success in the adult world.
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