I am at my wit's end trying to cope with my 8 year old daughter's behavior. She is very well-behaved at school, but at home, she is extremely difficult to deal with. No matter what I ask her to do, she refuses and tells me to shut-up, or throws a temper tantrum, and starts cursing. She sometimes hits and bites me, and will not get up in the morning for school without a major battle. This has been going on for over a year, and I don't quite know what I should do. Once she gets to school, she behaves normally. No one at school has any problems with her behavior... She gets A's and B's on her report card, and the staff at school praise her all the time for being such a good student. I am totally baffled by this behavior, searching for help, and thinking that maybe, I am doing something horribly wrong. I came across an article on ODD, and noticed that she had many of the symptoms of it. I am a single mom, and her biological father is in prison for multiple DUI's. How do I go about getting an evaluation for her? Should I ask my pediatrician for a referral to a specialist? I feel like I am going insane sometimes, dealing with this day after day.:crazy1: Any advice would be much appreciated.