How We See Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Your Teen at Gateway Academy.
It’s not unusual to see teenagers display negative behaviors during this stressful time of their lives, but if your child is excessively insubordinate, purposefully disruptive or belligerent, angry, mean-tempered, constantly in conflict with authority, vindictive, maybe even blaming others for his mistakes, he might have Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
We can help your son with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can emerge in childhood, in which he exhibits defiant behaviors, regularly disobeying you and, to put it simply, is essentially in a horrible mood (particularly when around authority figures).
How We Can Help Your Teen Who Struggles with Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
Left untreated, ODD is very trying, both for you and your boy. It is key to identify this Disorder properly, making certain that his behaviors are not exacerbated, which could lead to self-destructive behaviors or trouble with powers that be.
In addition to possibly having other, correctable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD can be a precursor to severe issues such as acute delinquency, conduct disorder and substance abuse.
Effective behavioral therapy might concentrate on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from being strengthened. Rather, use of positive reinforcement and praise for appropriate behaviors are basics in successful care.
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.