New to Group I have a 9 year old son who is having a lot of problems. I am currently trying to find a therapist that doesn't automatically want to put him on medication. His behavior is, for the most part fine at home, but we do still see the outbursts. I am more concerened about school. He comes home almost daily telling me how all the kids are picking on him and how he can't take it so he blows up. I have now learned to warn his classroom teachers about what his behavior is like when he gets mad or stressed out or just doesn't like whats going on. Today he came home and asked if the before-care program had called me because he got into a fight with another child, so he stormed out of the room and tried running around the school. This has been going on for about 3 years and I just cannot believe that every other child in this world is against my son. I just don't get told what he did to either bring on the circumstances or at least encourage them. I have been researching all of his behaviors as best I can, and have noticed that all of his 'symtoms' match the ones for ODD. I know there are other parents out there with these problems, and I was just wondering if this whole 'everyone hates me, picks on me, I can't stand this anymore' thing can get better, and what I need to do to help him. Thanks to anyone that can help.