Hi everyone. My ten year old daughter has been recently been diagnosed with ODD. I obviously knew for a long time before she was diangosed that there was something very, very wrong. Her tantrums having become increasingly worse, espcially over the last year and she has started to become violent towards me and other caregivers, being physically/verbally abusive, throwing/ breaking things, name calling. Her rages can last up to two hours and can start over the most trivial things. I am a single mother and am just about at my wits end. I honestly feel I cannot cope with her any longer but there is no alternative. Giving up just isn't an option as there is nowhere else for her to go. What i really need now is some practical advice on what I am meant to do when she gets into one of her tantrums and she is hurling abuse at me and smashing up the house. I have been told to "ignore negative behaviour" but how can i ignore her when she is terrorising me!! hellllllp!! I feel like I am in a living nightmare that i can't wake up from.