The Benefits of Spiritual Discipline in Young Boys
Finding the right way to keep young people, especially boys, on the correct path in life can be challenging for parents. Many options are out there, but which one is best for a particular young man? Woodcreek Academy looks at three popular choices:
Many parents are opting for boot camp for teenagers to teach their sons discipline. These can often be harsh environments, but do a great job instilling an appreciation for self-discipline, respect for authority, and developing physical strength and willpower. The boot camp environment is especially effective for reigning in boys who are head-strong and confrontational.
Another option is Christian wilderness therapy, which provides spiritual guidance to young men from the christian perspective in an environment that will also test them physically and teach them self-reliance. This type of program is especially good for boys who are seeming to stray from their family’s prefered spiritual path or who are developing skepticism at an early age.
For a long-term solution, a boarding school for boys offers education in a carefully controlled environment that can be maintained during the academic year or even year round for some institutions. In addition to providing superior educational opportunities, boarding school is an excellent option for young boys who are having trouble developing strong peer relationships or who spend too much time alone.
All three options are excellent early interventions to keep young men from falling in with the wrong crowd. These can also help them to develop positive peer relationship, learn about self-discipline and respect, and grow spiritually as well as physically.