Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Support Group

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behavior toward authority figures that goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. When a child cannot seem to control his anger or frustration, even over what seems to be trivial or simple to others, the child will often react in violent or negative ways to his own feelings.

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  • SufferingDaily

    Advice welcomed!

    I am a very exhausted mom of a 9 year old little boy that is turning into someone I don't know or even want to be around most days. My husband and I have spend tons of money since he was 5 years old trying to figure why our son was so different from everyone else's child. He melts down over every single thing that doesn't go his way. There is no consequence fitting because he simply cannot...
  • thatkidsmom

    Um, hi, I'm new here..

    I'm a mom of two young boys, 9 & 6. My 6 year old has always been more difficult and I always heard 'well he's a boy' or 'second kids are always the tough ones'. But more recently I've realized he's struggling. Like this cannot just be hard for me. I see him lose control and you cannot get him back. He cries that he's a bad boy or that no one loves him. My husband and I agree he displays...
  • kristenm5kids

    It's Been Quite a Journey

    Life is full of adventures- as we all know. But sometimes I wish my journey through life was just a little more peaceful! Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be married and have children.  And thankfully the lord has blessed me with 5 children, ages ranging from 22 to 14. All of my children have been so unique. My oldest daughter who is now 18 is my "high maintenance" child. She was a lot of...
  • typewriter3000

    I'm not a bad Mom

    We've just discovered our 8 year old son has ODD. This last week my son told me he was going to eat candy. (No asking, looking for a fight type of thing) Long story short- I ended up throwing his candy stash away as a punishment and he flipped out and began punching and kicking me. I called my husband as my son was chasing me around the yard. My son took the candy out of the garbage and went...
  • ammodd

    Someone gets it, right?

    I'm new here. I haven't read enough posts to know everyone's story, nor do I have it in me to explain the breadth of mine at the moment. But, I could write a very long and extensive book on my experiences. My son is 17 and today I'm feeling the last 17 years of parenting him. He's in his senior year and I had to take away Homecoming today, he deserved that punishment ten times over, but still I...
  • To give the quick history:  We have 4 kids, ages 12, 11, 4 and 2.  My 11 year old daughter has ODD.  She has been difficult since the moment she was born, but the behavior really ramped up when she was in 1st grade and has been escalating in severity at a steady pace ever since.  This past year has hands down been the worst several months I have ever experienced.  She has been stealing,...
  • normff


    hi my son has odd I really need some help to deal with him . Please help me out. 
  • deleted_user

    ODD behavior/Food intolerances

    Our 7 yr old son's ODD behavior is completely gone, unless he is exposed to 3 foods we know he is intolerant to--1) gluten2) food coloring3) high fructose corn syrupIf he becomes exposed to any one of these three food categories, he becomes extremely angry, verbally violent, and physically abusive.I wanted to share this with you all so you rule out food intolerances as being a cause and to do...
  • mamaof3hazel

    2 sons with ADHD and ODD single mom

    Hi I have 2 sons with severe ADHD and ODD. The oldest 11, is on focalin and seroquel and is seeing a behaviorist and therapist . The anger and meltdowns have been further apart but my 8 yo is beyond defiant , angry , no consequences help at all . He screams on top of his lungs and is literally miserable to be near . His siblings and myself are at wits end . The two with the same issue is horrible...
  • Lmhanse1

    My days are becoming so hard

    My 5 year old fights me on everything. Even if it's something her wants. On top of ODD, he is ADHD, and high intelligence. Can't find a doctor willing to help me. Me and my husband both work full time and went have 4 kids. This fighting is taking everything out of me, everyday I feel like I'm going to go crazy. My days of crying are coming everyday now. I just don't know what to do. He has been...
  • guachita

    Greatfull I'm not alone 8year old child with ODD

    So my kid is 8 now.  In retrospect I always new there was something wrong with him.  When he was a baby and the way he cried and the way he sooth himself I knew he was not easy.  His peduatrician said it was his central nervous system, she said is was immature, she said he could not calm down on his own.  Then the toddler years came and it all gets mixed up with "it is the terrible 2" dont...
  • Mikiluc


    Hi,I'm new to the site,I have a 7 year old Grandson who has been diagnosed with ADHD and possible ODD,which as a famiyl we are sure he has.We are in Scotland and the mental health provision for children is at breaking point,as a family we have decided to go private,our GP is referring him to a specialist.Our lovely boy is like 2 people,empathetic and loving one minute,the next he is...
  • KadensMaMa08

    The struggle is real...

    Oh my, where do I begin. I've read a few other post on here and they all seem like my 8 year old son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, Mood disorder, ODD and newly being treated for anxiety and depression. The strugle in my household is real! Me and my husband are desperate for strategies that will help us help him. The defiant behavior is about to send me over board. We deal with the destructive...
  • ODDity

    Sent home from summer camp today

    Every summer, we've started my son in summer camp.Two summers in a row, he has been kicked out of summer camp.The first summer, after he was kicked out we had a friend's college aged kid babysit.The second summer, after he was kicked out of a different camp we enrolled him in a summer program through his tae kwon do academy (and he did very well).This summer, he got sent home from a 3rd camp for...
  • deleted_user

    does my son have odd?

    i ave a 4yr old son and i thk he mite have odd.iv been lookin on the internet about odd and i felt like the pages were written about him. he will arguewith me over everything,have screaming fits that last anything upto 6 or 7 hours jus because i tell him 2 eat his breakfast quickly.he'll run out in the road when he sees a car coming and when i tell him off yet another tantrum, he'll we himself...