Parents looking for effective therapy methods to help a struggling young boy can learn about how we treat Mood Swings at our therapeutic boarding school in rural Missouri.
Vision Boys Academy understands that parents want to send a young boy to a safe, monitored environment where their child receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics.
And while the young child or teen enrolls our therapeutic boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Vision Boys Academy also helps young boys, ages 8–12, who struggle with mood swings improve their mental and physical health.
Toddlers and young children often appear “moody” and may throw tantrums as they learn to regulate their emotions. While they’re generally a normal part of emotional development, mood swings in children can also be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder, learning disability, or even a physical ailment.
As kids get older, mood swings continue to be a normal part of their development. By the time they enter the preteen years, fluctuations in mood are primarily driven by hormonal changes. These shifts in mood tend to peak during adolescence and gradually stabilize by young adulthood.
What a Young Boy Eats…
A child or teen who is eating a diet that’s nutritionally inadequate or not getting enough to eat may experience mood changes in response to fluctuating blood sugar levels and malnourishment.
Digestive disorders that affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, such as Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have also been associated with mood swings. These conditions have also been linked to specific mental health conditions, such as depression.
How a Young Boys Sleeps…
A child’s mood can also be heavily influenced by the amount and quality of sleep they get. A young teen who is sleep-deprived (especially when chronic) may experience intense mood fluctuations as well as other psychiatric symptoms.
VBA Provides Healthier Ways to Deal with Mood Swings
That’s why Vision Boys Academy treats Mood Swings. Therapists address your boy’s symptoms to determine if the mood swings are symptoms of other mental disorders, or not, and create an individual treatment plan to follow at school, including therapy. We also provide nutritious meals, and healthy exercise and activities. We want each student to experience effective counseling and treatment, as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.
Vision Boys Academy focuses on providing a nurturing learning environment for struggling young boys, in a safe, daily structured program that promotes personal, spiritual and academic growth. One on one discussion and daily interaction with staff significantly impacts his development as he heals and grows.
Boys at VBA also enjoy outdoor activities on our 27-acre campus that includes a fishing pond, basketball court, and weight-lifting area. Boys live in a comfortable dorm, able to house 12-15 boys in a safe, caring environment monitored by staff 24/7. Students and staff enjoy healthy meals together every day in our family-style cafeteria. Boys attend classes, Monday through Friday, in our newly updated schoolhouse. VBA’s staff and their families also live on-campus in housing attached to the school.
Leading at-risk boys, ages 8-12, to be Godly and upright young men–that’s our purpose!
If you want to learn more about how we treat young boys struggling with Mood Swings at our therapeutic boarding school, please call (417) 246-1114 now. We want to help!