I just joined this group today. I’m sitting in my sons carpool line waiting for school to let out and the people around me probably think I’m crazy because I’m crying my eyes out... again. My son is 6 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD at the beginning of the school year. Every. Single. Day. Is a freaking battle with him. He yells, he throws things, he kicks his teacher or he spits on her when she tries to make him do something, he tells us “no” before we even finish telling him to do something and then throws himself on the floor or runs to his room screaming. This is just a FEW of the problems we have had this year alone. I’m so beyond overwhelmed. 90% of the time I just want to be done with it all. And the worst part is that we had it controlled! He was a medication that brought back my sweet, smart, happy, loving little 6 year old for almost 3 months. He was still a challenge on his best days, but I could breathe. And then all of the sudden he flipped around back to the way he acted when he was first diagnosed but on top of that he was threatening to kill him self. At 6!!!! So the psychiatrist determined it was the medicine and changed him to something else. Now no more threats of suicide (thank god!) but now we’re back at square one. I’m exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally. This is turning me into a basket case.
Good morning,My son, almost 4, was recently diagnosed with ODD. It has been a rough 4 years. The out burst, the power struggles, the disobedience. Now that we have a diagnosis I feel better. However, we need to find what works for a child with ODD. My question is, what worked for you and your children? What form of discipline do they respond to?
Hello. My daughter just turned 7 and was diagnosed with ODD. It’s been a struggle and we’re still looking for help and resources. How is this group helping you?