Many of today's parents have figured out that what their boys need is a juvenile boot camp. The military does a lot of things correctly in terms of turning older men into better men. Some use the military in order to grow up, enlisting after high school in search of something better. What makes the military so good at this? They have a regiment and require discipline of those people who enter their ranks. These things promote continuity, and they can help men find a sense of purpose. Today's academies have come up with a way to apply this model to young people.
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The good thing about young men is that they are still malleable. They can be changed if they are put into the right environment, and their behavior can be modified with the proper behavioral approaches. Today's academies are teaching them more than just knowledge out of books. Rather, these academies are demonstrating to young men the things that they need to do in order to be productive, law-abiding citizens in the modern world. As more parents recognize that this option is available, those parents are taking full advantage of academies in remote places like the hills of Montana.