Parents with troubled teens that don’t know what to do might consider a boys ranch. A boys ranch is a great way to help get your teenage son back on the right track, and get his life in order. Many boys ranch programs will cater to the individual needs of your son, ranging from intensive multi-month programs to a few days or a week. Normally, a boys ranch will run programs for a small group of boys at a time. In some cases, a boys ranch will accept a teenage boy as a permanent resident because his parents are unfit.