Oppositional Defiance Disorder – ODD

A friend and I have been discussing her son who has ODD. ODD stands for Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

I decided to do some research on my own about ODD so I could understand it a little better. I’m still researching and I’ll be sharing some of the things I find later on.

ODD is characterized by an obvious opposition to authority. For my friend, her son very obviously ignores her directions and correction.

He is 12 and it seems as though his ODD is exacerbated by hormones and typical adolescence – which my research has agreed with.

I’d love to hear from other parents who have dealt with and are dealing with ODD. How do you deal with it? How do you discipline your ODD child? Where have you found help and support?