Your Daughter and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) … Here’s How We See It
We can help your daughter with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can emerge in childhood, in which she exhibits challenging behaviors, constantly disobeys you and, to put it simply, is basically in a nasty mood (especially when around anyone in authority).
While many teens exhibit some of these characteristics at various times, if your daughter is excessively insolent, deliberately disruptive or aggressive, visibly irritable, always arguing with authority, vindictive, maybe even blaming others for her mistakes, she might be struggling with ODD.
Helping Girls with Oppositional Defiance Disorder is Why We’re Here
Left untreated, ODD is a very frustrating condition, both for you and your daughter. It is important to identify this Disorder properly, in order to ensure that her behaviors do not worsen, possibly leading to problems with authorities, or violent or self-destructive behaviors.
In addition to possibly having other, treatable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD can be a precursor to other, more severe problems such as acute delinquency, conduct disorder and substance abuse.
Effective behavioral therapy will focus on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from unknowingly being reinforced. Positive reinforcement and praise for appropriate behaviors are key elements in successful treatment.
This is Columbus Girls Academy
CGA is a Christian boarding school for teenaged girls struggling with life-controlling problems like Oppositional Defiance Disorder. CGA offers a therapeutic setting that accentuates whole person character development with spiritual growth, and balances discipline along with personal responsibility, in a positive peer culture.
For parents who have tried every option, we offer this early intervention program prepared to help your daughter before she becomes an adult ensnared in a dysfunctional lifestyle.