My dd is 8 1/2 and has ODD. She's not been diagnosed with anything else as of yet. I am working with a therapist who is teaching me parenting techniques to try to modify her behavior. We have had some success with that. She often has episodes of very hyper behavior where it seems she can't calm down. She runs through the house squealing or screaming, usually while chasing her 4 yr. old brother, who thinks this is so much fun. Well, it isn't fun for me. It really gets on my nerves. She giggles a lot, which I know is common for a girl her age, but she just can't seem to get it under control. The therapist says that she's had to try to control herself at school all day and that is very hard for her, so it's normal to blow off steam like this. She does it on the weekends, too, esp. if she's bored. These are the times when she's most disrespectful and cannot be reasoned with. If I try to say anthing to her to calm her down (always in a calm voice), she usually mocks me. She has never been medicated. I was wondering if anyone else had experience like this and had advice on how to deal with it.
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