Out of desperation this morning, I got on my computer to find a local support group for parents of kids with behavior problems. I didn't expect to find a local group, but did manage to find this one and I think it will bring some relief! It can be hard at times, when you don't have many people to talk to about your child's behavior or the way it affects everything around you. My son was diagnosed with ADD and ODD about 6 months ago. I had avoided medications with understanding from his therapist, in hopes that therapy would help enough. School is a huge issue. He has trouble with reading comprehension and is way behind. Math is the opposite. His behavior can be terrible and in 2nd grade he has already had 4 ISS. They want him on medications, pronto. He goes in Monday for medication evaluation. I am very nervous, but if it can bring some degree of normalcy I am ready for it. At times I feel like I am at the end of my rope. 'A' can be the sweetest kid, then turn into a monster in the blink of an eye. His 'tantrums' can last hours. He weighs 90lbs at 8yo. I am 115 and it can be very hard to keep him under control with flaying arms, hands and feet. He doesn't care if he hurts himself, others, damages property or hurts animals in these cases. Insults, threats and toys start flying. To top it all off he is a major story teller (has earned several concerned calls home from school), lies constantly and has now taken up stealing (with elaborate tales). After a very hard morning, I was thinking how hard it is at times to 'love' my child. I won't give up, but at times, I really want to.