Support is a group of people working together to help an individual. Support can come in many different forms, but ultimately, has the same agenda: to give unwavering help to an individual in need. For example, if an individual is low on money, he may depend on the support of family and friends to help him pay his rent.
When pertaining to struggling teens, support is essential to restoring balance and productivity within the struggling child. Without the support of their family, a struggling teen’s out of control behaviors may destroy their life. In fact, without the support of their family, a struggling teen’s out of control behaviors may even result in fatal consequences.
Supporting a struggling child does not mean to constantly bail them out of trouble, or rescue them from choices they have made. This type of ‘support’ will only further enable a struggling adolescent’s out of control behaviors. True support, however, would be to seek professional, therapeutic treatment for a child. There are nearly countless treatment options that specialize in treating struggling children, such as wilderness therapy for struggling teens.