Since helping families with troubled teens since 1994, and more intimately serving families at Shepherds Hill Academy since 2001, my experience has taught me that the following statement is more true than we think:
I believe that most teens attending American public high schools today are troubled teens–they just don’t know it.
The Public School Dilemma
Before you click away from this post, allow me to explain why I believe public schools are causing troubled teens.
When one considers what our teens are exposed to, day in and day out, in their public schools, how could they not be troubled teens?
Being exposed to things in Georgia high schools and other public high schools across America is one thing. But, what our teens are actually engaged in while at these schools is quite another. It’s no wonder there are so many troubled teens in our nation today.
Examples of Engagement
Consider the teenage problem of sexting.
Reported that about one in three public high school teens are sexting! This type of engagement is when a sexually provocative image is taken of a classmate and sent virally to the rest of the student body.
You are going to tell me that there aren’t more troubled teens in our public high schools than we believe? This is scandalous!
Ironically, even MTV so hypocritically promotes ads to curb this crisis of troubled teens.
And it is a crisis. Our teens aren’t just troubled teens–they are teens in crisis–and nobody seems to know what to do about it.
If MTV really cared, they would stop promoting the promiscuous lifestyle that fuels this garbage to begin with.
Engagement is Only One Piece of the Puzzle
While sexual deviant engagement is a contributing factor, social engineering and the secular humanist brainwashing that’s going on in virtually every public high school across America is a big factor.
So, how can the average teenager endure such abuse and not be a troubled teen today? It’s just a matter of degree at this point! We have slid so far into the slime of postmodern relativistic anti-Christian thought that we are now hard-boiled without ever knowing the stove was on!
It breaks my heart to see that we have been so blind as a people as to not see it coming. What really troubles me are all the people that are aware and simply do nothing.
Conversation Starter: What are some other examples of the public schools contributing to the troubled teenage crisis?