The adolescent years are often a difficult time between parents and their teen as he grows, develops independence and expects privileges earlier than may be healthy or safe. While some amount of defiance is considered a normal part of raising a teen, there are some that take opposition to the extreme and may need professional help. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, is a condition where an individual is distracted, argumentative and sometimes violent. If you are concerned about the level of your teen boy’s disrespectful and hostile behavior and how it is affecting his social, family, or academic life, a full time residential treatment center may be the answer. Liahona Academy is a therapeutic boarding school that helps troubled boys struggling with ODD learn how to manage their issues, communicate more effectively with their peers and authority figures and gain the skills they need in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Call us today at 1-800-675-8101 with questions about our program, our facility and the ways we can help your boy.
Treating Troubled Boys Struggling with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Troubled boys with oppositional defiant disorder argue with adults, deliberately annoy others, loose their tempers, and actively defy adult rules regularly. Words parents often use to describe troubled boys with ODD include: hostile, negative, defiant, pessimistic, aggressive, angry, unreasonable, spiteful, vindictive, and bad tempered.
Although it can be difficult to distinguish oppositional defiant disorder from normal adolescent behavior, talking to your son’s pediatrician can help determine the parameters of what is considered extreme and what is not. Troubled Boys with ODD often show a pattern over a significant amount of time of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that interferes with their day to day functioning.
It is important to know that if your son’s issues are actually a result of ODD, he will need therapy and guidance from a professional in order to learn how to control the problem. While outpatient therapy is usually the first step, some boys require more intensive help. A full time program like Liahona Academy may be the most effective option because it eliminates many of the triggers and distractions that are keeping your son from progressing at home. In a controlled, caring and safe environment, our program will build your troubled boy’s self-esteem, not destroy it and help him learn how to control his triggers, impulses and communication style. Our goal is to help provide him with tools and coping skills that he can use to regulate himself throughout his life.
At Liahona Academy, boys are encouraged to explore the core of their challenges for healing that begins from the inside out. Our small student population gives us the ability to offer more one-on-one attention to students than most residential treatment centers. We create an individualized treatment plan that is suited to your child's unique issues along with a tried and true behavior modification curriculum.
Liahona Academy Can Give Your Son A Fresh Start
We know that raising a troubled teen is difficult and most parents in your situation begin to wonder what they are doing wrong when their best efforts don’t seem to be producing any results. We want you to remember that some teens simply cannot progress in their home environment while they are still at the mercy of old habits, daily triggers and potential negative social situations. A full time therapeutic facility removes enough of these distractions so that teens can focus on their challenges in practice coping skills in a setting that is dedicated to their healing and success. It is nearly impossible to create the same situation at home, even if you had all the time in the world to devote to your teen’s recovery and many parents have other responsibilities and obligations as well.
We have the same goal you do. We want to see your son become the kind, respectful young man that you know he can be. We are committed to the belief that every troubled teen has the ability to turn his life around, as long as he has the right kind of help. Parents with troubled boys that are struggling with oppositional defiant disorder can find therapeutic treatment at Liahona Academy. If you are looking into therapeutic boarding schools or residential treatment centers for your struggling teen, we want to talk to you. Call us today at 1-800-675-8101