We have an 8 yr old son with ODD. Boy, has this been exhausting! His "episodes" can last for hours. When he is good he is so good and so sweet, but when he is acting out, watch out! We have tried everything, hospitalization, medications, therapy, not sure what to do. We have tried two different summer camps, has been asked to leave both. My husband and I both work and in our area all the camps that take children that need a smaller ratio to counselor are full. So we are at our wits end. He is on an IEP (sp?) program at school and we are waiting to hear where he will be accepted in the Fall. Some days we just want to put him out on the front porch and lock the door, or go hide in the closet. We have a 6 yr old daughter as well and she does not know what to think of him. Our son was diagnosed in March with ODD, but I'm sure has had this long before then. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? We are at the point where one of us may need to leave our jobs to care for him full time-except when he is in school. Not that a job is more important than him, just can't afford not to have them. Any suggestions will be helpful!
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