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Free Resource: Why Is My Child So Defiant?

ODD is a childhood condition marked by defiant, hostile, negative, and uncooperative behavior toward adults and authority figures. Seek help promptly from a qualified health professional if your child’s behavior fits the description in this downloadable guide.

Up to 40 percent of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) — a condition that is defined by chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and purposely irritate others.

If your child takes “defiant” to a whole new level, you probably feel at the end of your rope. Before you start pursuing treatment, however, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with — which is where this guide comes in.

We outline what separates normal bouts of defiance or disrespect from ODD, as well as what the condition might look like in your child. We also go in-depth about what treatment (usually behavioral therapy) will look like, and what results you can expect to see.

Plus, we’ve included a symptom checklist to bring in to your doctor, to ensure you get an accurate diagnosis. If your child’s tantrums and backtalk make you feel alone, start here: this guide is a critical tool in managing ODD in your child.

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