New Lifehouse Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen girl who struggles with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Please take a moment to look over this article, and then give us a call, (918) 435-8206.
What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
Many adolescents act out with any number of negative characteristics at what can be a stressful time of their lives, but if your daughter is terribly insubordinate or mean tempered, a deliberate troublemaker or continually in conflict with anyone in authority, vindictive, hostile or angry, maybe even trying to blame people for her own mistakes, she might have Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Statistics show that one out of every ten teens is afflicted with ODD.
We can help your daughter if she has this psychiatric disorder that can show itself in childhood, with destructive behavior that can tear families apart and eliminate success in school and other social settings. If you are seeing tantrums, pointless arguments, deliberate annoyance, aggressive behavior with peers and siblings, or excessive blaming over extended periods of time, your daughter needs much more help than you are ever able to give her.
New Lifehouse – How We Can Help Your Girl with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Left untreated, ODD is a very trying condition, both for you and your teen. A qualified mental health professional needs to confirm this diagnosis, then making certain that her behaviors do not worsen, possibly increasing to troubles with authorities, or violent or self-destructive behaviors. In addition to maybe having other, treatable conditions (i.e.: depression or ADHD), ODD can be a precursor to more severe issues such as criminal behavior, conduct disorder and substance abuse.
Behavioral therapy might focus on preventing problematic thoughts or behaviors from being inadvertently strengthened. Rather, using praise and positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors is key to successful care. Two hallmark accompanying conditions of this disorder are low self-esteem and depression, neither of which responds well to hazing, scolding or embarrassment.
New Lifehouse has had a great deal of success in working with oppositional girls with astounding results that allows parents to get back the girl they thought they had.
New Lifehouse –Offering a Unique Approach for your Struggling Teen Girl
We are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults. You’ll see her recover her lost academic standing, raise her vision to see the greater possibilities in life and reach new and loftier goals.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma’s New Lifehouse Academy is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills and trails.
Again, if your teen girl needs help with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, please call us at (918) 435-8206. We can help her be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.