Specialized boarding schools and wildernesstherapy programs -- which promise to rescue out-of-control teenagers through rigid structure, intensive counseling, peer support and strenuous outdoor activities -- are part of a multibillion-dollar industry that has surged in the last 10 years to satisfy what many say is a booming market in parental desperation.
What do you think of these programs?
Why do you think there has been such a boom in this market?
What else do you think parents can do to avoid sending their children to such a program?
Parents of Troubled Teens