Acceptance

There are countless days when I just want to give up parenting a child with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). If this were an adult with ODD, we would have the option of just walking away and never turning back. But when it is your child affected by this disorder, that’s just not an option. My […]

Is ODD Preventable?

There is absolutely no evidence that ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) is preventable.  If you ask me, I don’t think it is.  But I truly believe that the severity and duration of the symptoms or behaviors can be minimized.  As I’ve noted in the post Lessons Learned from ADHD & ODD, there seems to be a […]

Why I Chose No Medication for My Son’s ODD

I never really seriously considered medication for my son.  He was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) when he was 5 years old.  At the same time, the doctor observed defiant behaviors but did not diagnose ODD (oppositional defiant disorder).  That early on and throughout the following years, many doctors recommended medication but I […]