Oppositional defiance Disorder teens can learn how to manage their Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) impulses and their temper at Wolf Creek Academy. - Christian boarding schools and christian boarding schools.
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Wolf Creek Academy provides a safe home environment for teens who have lost sight of a clear and positive future. They are all students who are quite capable of becoming mature and dependable young adults when given the proper direction. In our therapeutic and academic program, many will learn to reach for their highest potential while being given the tools and education to do so.

We are recognized as a Private School by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education. Our accreditation is via dual-enrollment with Lighthouse Christian Academy, Nashville, TN. Our school is on-site where the students learn in a small class environment offering individualized attention.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Living in a world where almost anything is permissible, it becomes increasingly difficult for the parent of today’s teens to appropriately set boundaries for their own child.   It appears that parents are having to battle the opposition on all sides, including those boundaries set by society, local churches, the public school system, and lastly, the juvenile justice department.  Parents find themselves fighting a losing battle when it comes to setting appropriate boundaries, disciplining, and even motivating their teen struggling with Oppositional Defiance Disorder.  They feel very much alone in this battle and wonder where to turn for help!

When a teenager decides not to follow the family rules, doesn’t come home before curfew, is cutting classes on a regular basis, or decides to stay away from home for periods of days, or even weeks, what is a parent to do?  The legal system will say that the child hasn’t broken any laws and there is nothing they can do—-unless they are truant from school, and then, only in some cases, will the juvenile department get involved to help the parents.  Parents find themselves with their backs against the wall and desperate for help to get their child back on the right track.

The teen years are tough, and even more so when you are dealing with a teen who is diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD).  They are no longer a small child looking to their parent for permission or desiring to hang with the family, but would rather be doing their own thing, and in most cases, without the parent having any knowledge of where they are or who they are hanging with.  When approaching the subject with their teen, it almost always becomes an argument, and one in which most parents find themselves losing.  Where do parents turn, and how do they get their disengaged child back into the family once again?  Is it even possible to do so?

Yes!  It is possible!  With the right environment and dynamics, the oppositional defiant teen can learn how to manage their Oppositional Defiance Disorder impulses as well as their temper.   They can learn to identify their triggers while understanding how to diffuse their own emotions.  It is very important for parents to understand that the out of control teen truly doesn’t like the way they feel either.  They may feel trapped or caught in a spiral and don’t know how to stop the process.  They may not be coming to you asking for help, but they are crying out for help in ways that are destructive to them and the entire family.

At Wolf Creek Academy, we help families struggling with teen oppositional defiance.  Our counselors and staff are trained professionals who understand the process of bringing the child through a dark time in their life into a positive future with hope through Christ and the love and support of family and friends.

For more information on Teen Oppositional Defiance Disorder or Wolf Creek Academy, please call or fill in the inquiry form.

Dr. Patricia Jones, Phd.

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Wolf Creek is a residential therapeutic boarding school with a professional team designed to help struggling or rebellious teens. We are faith-based. Our program instills integrity, accountability, responsibility, and character while providing the teen girl or boy behavioral counseling and a quality education.

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Our Therapeutic Boarding School Founders

Wolf Creek Academy Founders The Wolf Creek therapeutic boarding school was formed in the hearts of Jim and Dr. Pat Jones. For more than thirty years they worked with and counseled teens from around the country, making a tremendous impact on their lives. Pat passed away in 2013. Today, the legacy of this dynamic and energetic couple is being lived out by a qualified team of professionals who run the operations of Wolf Creek Academy.