The Ranch for Boys Helps Boys With Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Here’s How We See Oppositional Defiant Disorder at The Ranch for Boys:
While many teens display negative behaviors, if your son is exceptionally defiant or insubordinate, deliberately disruptive or belligerent, visibly irate or ill tempered, continually in opposition with authority, malicious, maybe even blaming others for his mistakes, he might have Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
We can help your son with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can emerge in childhood, in which he shows challenging behaviors, regularly disobeying you and, to put it simply, is essentially in a horrible mood (especially when around anyone in positions of power).
What The Ranch for Boys Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Oppositional Defiance Disorder–
ODD is a wearisome condition, both for you and your boy. It is key to detect this Disorder, making sure that his behaviors won’t worsen or become self-harming, or lead to trouble with authorities.
In addition to possibly having other, correctable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD can be a precursor to other, more severe issues such as delinquency, conduct disorder and substance abuse.
Useful behavioral therapy might be focused on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from inadvertently being reinforced. Rather, use of positive reinforcement and praise for appropriate behaviors are elements in successful care.
The Ranch for Boys… Giving Your Son a Second Chance at a Bright Future.
The Ranch for Boys is a Christ-centered therapeutic boarding school for at-risk boys. We believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves or others.
A dorm setting on 30-acres of Florida cattle and orchard country, we are not a lockdown facility, and think the strongest deterrent is an environment that fosters a sense of well being, where a student feels positive and safe about himself and his opportunities in the world.
The Ranch for Boys provides focused and personalized academic attention for our students. Education goes on and credits are earned, but education is not our primary focus. Integrity, hard work, and respect for others are what we are concerned with most in our Teen Challenge program; your boy can find more success with his academic pursuits here and once back home, when those traits are firmly established.
Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as are the many 10-15 minute life coaching opportunities that occur during daily school, ranch work, or recreational activities. Therapy takes place all day, every day at The Ranch for Boys. As was once said, “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” A simple horse ride can provide a life changing conversation in a young man’s life at our boys ranch. The same can be said for a day spent on the lake, fishing with a good mentor.
Our goal is to provide challenging and stimulating opportunities in which students can learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom. Call The Ranch for Boys at (772) 978-4164 to give your at-risk son a new perspective and a fresh start toward a successful and fulfilling life.