Hello everyone! I am new to the group. I hope to learn lots and maybe even help in some ways! I am Jessica and we have 2 very trying children. Madison is the one I am posting about this evening. She is 5 yrs old and out of control! We have had a problem since right before she turned 3. Here is a few of her problems- dafiant, argumentative, strong willed, irritable, unappreciatative, moody, has seperation anxiety (birthday parties, church, school, everywhere) sensitive to clothing (shoes, socks, pants shirts, dresses etc) very careful and afraid to do certain things, frustrated easily-if she messes up doing something she gets so mad and will hit herself or whatever is close, always gets mad when playing with friends- she says they don't want to play with her, anxiety builds when she is nervous about something or has to leave me, strongly dislikes school- she says she hates it, perfectionist, she has a very big problem listening- we ask her to do something and its like pulling teeth to get her to do anything, we have used many different discipline techniques- taken priviledges, rewarded good behavior, charts, spankings, taken all of toys away and she earned them back, time outs, nothing works! Her delightful side- very bright child, she is so smart, started tying her shoes at 4, rode her bike early, large vocabualary and speaks very well, wonderful memory, and there is more but you get the point. We haven't seen a dev. pediatrician yet but we seen a child psychologist. She wasn't helpful at all! She basically said that Madison was at a disadvantage because of her intelligence and her ability. She said that it would be hard to get any services because she would be able to handle whatever is thrown her way. Well to a certain point I agree, but then again if she was fine we wouldn't be going to see a psychologist/ or any other doctors. It sounds like she has ODD, what are your experiences like with doctors and ODD? What do most docs say about ODD? I would love to hear any of your opinions! Jessica Corey- Jessica's husband, 27 no diagnosis but very stubborn! Jessica- 25 have always had comprehension problems, no diagnosis Sydney- 7 severe ADHD, inattentative, impulsive, hyper, medicine Focalin XR 5 mg AM and Focalin 5 mg at 3pm. Omega 3 fish oil as well. Trying to get her off the Focalin. Madison- 5, no diagnosis, above info about her.