I'm new here, my name is Sarah and my son has ODD. I'm very very frustrated and warn out, sometimes it's hard to go on. I'm a single mom of 2 and just getting up in the morning is hard knowing i'm just going to have to battle through another day with my son. My health is going to deteriorate if my stress level keeps rising. Ever since December my son has been in a group home due to his behavior, it was getting so bad to the point my daughter and myself were being physically affected by my son, my son is 9 almost 10. He just returned home 3 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy.. i've been in tears most of the time, although he tells me he loves me etc and the punishments I have put into place. It just seems no matter the amount of authority placed to keep my son in line he reacts the opposite that an average kid would, for example will throw things and punch walls or me for that matter or just plain will not follow through with the punishments or will make it so hard for me to deal with in regards to the punishments. I dunno how much more of this I can take.. it's too much for one person to take.