My husband and I have been looking for answers as to why our 4 year old son acts the way he does. He never wants to listen, we find ourselves repeating everything we tell him, when he does not get his way he will throw fits that we have seen last up to 2 hours or more at a time, we take him places and when it is time to leave he throws a fit and kicks, screams, hits, bites, spits, whatever he can do to not leave where ever we are, we can not get him potty trained, as he refuses to use the big boy potty (we have tried everything in the book to get him to use it), he has been kicked out of daycare a number of times because of the way he acts, he hits, kicks, bites the teachers and other kids. We thought that maybe he was looking for attention, since he does come from a broken home. My husband left his EX when he was 9 months old. He was staying with his mom full time, but it has gotten so bad, she has told us that he is better off with my husband and I. I, myself can not pick him up from daycare as everytime I do, he starts one of his fits and it can take up to 30 mins for me to get him in his carseat and buckled in. We recently took him to the doctor and they have said that he serves from ODD. I have never heard of that before now. We have appointments set up to see a therapist, but we need help now as far as how we should handle the situation. It is very stressful on us and the fact that we always have a 6 month old baby at home, makes it even harder. I guess my real question is, is there anyone out there who has a child that suffers from ODD and does it get better? Is there hope for an easier life? Not just for us, but for our son too? We have only heard the bad and need some good news. PLEASE HELP!!!!