When Shit Hits the Fan, Have Faith

Two days ago, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I was listening to music that, for whatever reason, triggered a reaction from my son, starting up an argument.  For those who follow my blog, you know that my son is diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and mood disorder – disruptive mood dysregulation disorder to be […]

No Shame Allowed

One of the most challenging aspects of managing behavioral disorders (ex: ADHD, ODD, conduct disorder, etc) is other people’s misconceptions about the disorders along with the misconceptions about the children & families affected by them. Unlike other mental health disorders that present physical symptoms, disorders like ADHD, ODD and conduct disorder (CD) present themselves externally […]

How Talk Therapy Helps

This post validates why therapy is so important and necessary to deal with mental health issues.  In my post “The Weariness of ODD & Detrimental Co-Parenting”, I felt extremely hopeless and had a really difficult time getting myself out of the valley of despair.  So I called my son’s school district psychologist, who is also […]