|Tuesday, April 5th
Concerned 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
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,