Helping Boys with Attention Deficit Disorder
Does your son get easily distracted, jump from one unfinished assignment to another, or have poor organizational skills? If so, he may indeed be facing the problems of Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADD). The precise cause of ADD (also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD) isn’t known but research shows some links between diet, the environment and genetics.
We can help your boy who is struggling with ADD, a behavior pattern seen as incapacity to stay on task, with trouble staying still, and difficulty in controlling emotions, when compared with the general population. This behavior can easily interfere with your teen’s ability to finish his work, and function successfully in society
How We Can Help Your Teen Who Struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder
Because of the great level of distraction with ADD (leading many students to poor academic performance and low self-esteem), a large percentage of boys with it will fail to finish high school. While he may not completely grow out of his symptoms, your child can surely gain knowledge of strategies for success. You don’t want ADHD to control his life!
Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the most oft-diagnosed problems among adolescents today. There are several other conditions (such as depression, sleep or thyroid problems, anxiety) that can closely mimic ADHD-like behaviors, and it is therefore imperative to identify this Disorder so that your teen can receive proper help.
Gateway Academy – Where Troubled Boys Become Respectful Men
Gateway Academy for Boys is a character-building boarding school offering positive discipline and life-change in troubled boys who need discipline and structure, respect for authority and for their loved ones.
With our goal oriented lifestyle program your boy will be given a new direction, new drive, and a passion to be a better person and serve others. Boys once without purpose will now have solid goals and focus for their life. We teach self-discipline, trust in God, the value of academics, and service to others, leading to a desire to be successful in life.
The Academy (also a ranch and farm) offers counseling, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and mission outreach. These combine to turn troubled boys into respectful and caring young men. Boys need to build their muscles, their mind, and their spirit and the Gateway family strives for the betterment of each student, and the restoration of the family.
A high school diploma is awarded upon graduation from our school, where certified teachers assist our students with computer based, Christian curriculum that emphasizes individual learning. Participation in athletics is strongly encouraged, as sports teach teamwork and camaraderie, invaluable interpersonal skills for a world absorbed by computers and gadgets.
Twice weekly chapel services, evenings of Bible discussion, and biblical themes interjected into all we do create a pattern of achievement with our life changing Teen Challenge, military format (we were once a Christian military school).
Gateway Academy for Boys provides an environment that fosters a sense of well-being and ongoing support for those troubled by personal, spiritual and academic challenges. Call us at 850 547-9011 to explore our program, designed to help your son get back on track, and bring healing to your home and his life.