Hello. This is my first post here, and I come just seeking support. I hope I am posting on the right board. Anyway. My name is Michele. I'm 28 years old, and got married in June of last year. I have one son, Gavin, who is five, and shortly before I got married my husband gained custody of his two children who are four and three due to neglect allegations against his ex-wife. So, now we have custody of all three boys. Just this past week, my oldest step son had to be admitted into a mental health hospital facility for almost stabbing a teacher with a pair of scissors and for making threats of violence against his teachers, which is just a small part of the behavior problems he's been having at school and at home. He was released from the hospital this evening with what looks like a diagnosis of ODD. We're thankful that we now have a name for the problems and follow-up doctor's appointments for help in dealing with his behaviors. Basically, I'm just...overwhelmed. I married my husband because I love him (and I love the kids, too). But I didn't know that I would have to deal with problems of this magnitude (the three-year-old also has problems with his development)...problems that have spilled into my own son's behavior and coping skills. My son's speech has regressed (both of my step children are in speech therapy), and he is having more temper tantrums as well. I just really need to know that I am not alone, and if anyone has any suggestions I would be extremely thankful. Thank you for reading.