Over Their Promiscuous Teens' Behavior
The parents on today’s show feel that they’ve
exhausted all options and outlets for guiding
and disciplining their children to no avail. They
seek Larry’s help in redirecting their children’s
lives, which have spun out of control. Learn more
about their stories below:
15-year-old Charlie has been suspended from school
countless times and admits to having serious authority
issues. His mother Suzanne says that Charlie is
constantly physically and verbally abusing her
and that no discipline techniques seem to stop
his behavior. Their family has even moved to a
new town to give Charlie a fresh start in school,
but matters have not improved. As a means of much-needed
help, Larry offered to send Charlie immediately
to Spring Creek Lodge Academy, a “tough
love” school in Montana.
From possession of weapon to sexual harassment
to hate crimes, 13-year-old Taylor has already
amassed a sizable record of bad behavior. However,
Taylor says he knows where his acting out tendencies
come from – watching his parents. He says
that his parents’ physical fighting in the
past and Tony’s corporal punishment have
driven him to act violently. Pulling from his
own past experience of being estranged from his
father, Larry advised Taylor to let bygones be
bygones and try to resolve his issues with his
father to avoid complete estrangement in the future.
In this “Listen to Your Elder” segment,
parents Bob and Linda expressed concern over their
27-year-old son Bobby, who is still living at
home and is unemployed. Bobby says the main reason
for staying at home is that he is concerned for
Linda, whom he says has a drinking problem. He
also says that the job market is so bad that two
years of looking for employment have been fruitless.
In Larry’s verdict, he advised that Bobby
treat looking for a job as a job and spend eight
hours a day doing whatever it takes to get one.
He also suggested Linda start attending 12-step
meetings to address her problem with alcohol.
It’s not too late to help your teen achieve
a better life. Visit our Advice
Archive for resources on teen addiction, gang
involvement and sexual activity.
For more information on Spring Creek Lodge Academy,