This is my first post and I'm absolutely sick with myself for saying this, but my 6-year-old boy is ruining my life. He's ADHD with as-yet undiagnosed ODD (right now it's "unspecified conduct disorder" and I don't think I can take much more of him. I read through some of the posts here and I see what I'm in for, in terms of the teenage years, and it makes me wish I could just run away myself. The worst part is feeling guilty about thinking the things I think about him. He was my miracle baby, after being infertile for so long, and was the sweetest, easiest little baby a person could ask for. Something went downhill around 2 and we've been seeing a child psychologist since he was 4, but it's not helping.
We started preschool but he got kicked out for threatening to shoot everyone in the class. So we home schooled and had a pretty good time. But when it came time to actually do learning activities each day, it became a nightmare. Since August, we have gotten through almost 6 weeks of the semester, but I'm exhausted and it doesn't look like anything is going to help.
Is there medication for ODD? Something to calm him? He's already tried Intuniv for the ADHD (worked for exactly one week before the symptoms became worse) and now he's on Klonadine, but that doesn't seem to be making a difference. Thanks everyone for reading this. It's alternately nice to know other people are going through this, and horrifying to see what my future looks like.
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?