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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Articles to help families learn how a residential treatment center can help girls struggling with oppositional & defiant behavior.

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Why Will My Daughter Listen to You?

The first time we meet parents we often times hear the statement, “My child has put up walls. She won’t listen to me. She won’t listen to her therapists or her teachers, not anyone.”  This question always follows, “If I enroll my daughter into New Haven, why will she listen to you?”  This is a…

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

If you’re already relationally in the red with your teen or an oppositional disorder is emerging, opportunities to make deposits will be scarce. In this situation your teen is likely to be guarded and unreceptive. Hinman suggests that this situation might make it necessary to engage outside help. This help might be a therapist, a member of the clergy, or a favorite aunt or uncle.

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My Teenager Argues About Everything

According to family psychologist, Jack Hinman, argumentativeness is a necessary developmental pattern for adolescents. The good news? It’s normal. The bad news? You can’t entirely control or stop it.

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Troubled Teen to Troubled Adult

Our culture equips young people with instantaneous access to most of the rights and burdens of adulthood exactly at midnight on the 364th day of their 17th year. As a result many young adults enter adulthood unprepared, hence the “failure to launch” epidemic we’re all too familiar with.

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