Troubled Teen Options

Do children diagnosed with Adhd use the diagnosis to excuse their misbehavior?

Do you allow your child to use Adhd as a reason for not doing well in school? There are those that believe that Adhd is nothing more than a child that is defiant and that refuses to stay on task. Some children express inability to stay on task in school for longer than 15 minutes blaming it on Attention Deficit Disorder. The same child will go home from school and sit for hours in front of the television or computer screen playing games that require an intense amount of concentration. This would indicate to some that the child can stay focused but chooses not to. There is controversy on both sides of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder fence. Some sincerely believe that it is a true diagnosis while others say it is nothing more than an undisciplined child. No matter what type of conduct disorder the behavior is blamed on it is a difficult problem to handle. Schools that struggle with a student with oppositional defiant disorder are usually quick to request that the child be medicated to control his behavior. The same is true of the Adhd child. Some schools will even require that the student is medicated or he will not be accepted in school, or until Adhd treatment has been sought.

What is the difference between all of the types of teen help?

How do I know what option might be the best for my child? When speaking about options for troubled teens one can easily become confused with all of the type of youth programs. Is a private school better than a military school, or would your child be better served in an alternative school? Are boot camps really a good option or would a boarding school dealing with teens that are troubled be a better fit? In order to effectively answer this it is important to understand what is going on with your child. Is he or she defiant or is he just doing poorly in school? Is he abusing drugs and alcohol or is he just defiant? The list goes on, the important thing is to find the best type of placement for your child. There are many options of teen help available to a parent seeking help. It is wise to take time and research which option best fits the needs of your child. Some programs may seem to be ok on the surface, but in reality they are far from what you are really looking for. If you are in need of help navigating through all of the choices give us a call we would be happy to help you. 800 781 8081.