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What you’re doing, if you decide that wilderness therapy is the answer to your child’s struggle, is making a sacrifice to give your kid the best shot at a happy and productive future.
I think there is a hesitancy in wanting to send your daughter to the woods. Surviving in rugged conditions and backpacking between 2-8 miles a day with 30-45 lbs, for whatever reason, sounds like a far more intense ordeal for teenage girls than teenage boys.
Teen years are the years of massive growth in all areas because this is a critical period of brain development and a time where the individual is truly defined. With this development comes an enhanced desire to explore and to test limits.
What does a typical day in wilderness therapy look like? Read more to find out.
Second Nature is the first wilderness program that is accredited as a private school and offers a unique opportunity for our students to receive academic credits while examining their own issues and problematic behavior in the wilderness.
Parents can suddenly question how their child, once “normal” got to the point of needing such a high degree of emotional and behavioral support.
Wilderness therapy helps teens to identify triggers for bad behavior at the moment so that they can recognize immediately modifying their behavior.