Hi all! I am new here and have recently found your site! Thank goodness I did! I am a warrior mom to 3 children, Michael, Jax & Kazi. Michael is 11 and is my severely ADHD child. We have been dealing with this since about Kindergarten but didn't medicate until 2nd grade. We have always coupled it with diet & behavioral modifications even while medicating. He is in 6th grade this year (always going to private school) and it is very quickly spiraling down. It started with a teacher who (not in so many words) gave up on him in week two. Wants nothing to do with him as a student and does literally everything in her power to crush his spirit. Although I fully admit he is no angel, I know it is not just Michael because I have been talking with other parents and she does this with other kids too. So on to our (husband & my) issues. His ODD has really been coming into play recently. We do the typical, praise for compliance, consistency, positive motivation, etc. But it just seems like it is still getting very very bad. husband -- active duty marine -- often wants to pull the DI instructor stuff and whip him into shape. It is really hard for him to NOT be so upset and for us to NOT feel like total failures. Especially when "everything we do is wrong" when it comes to the opinions of my side of the family. We are just at our whits end and don't know where else to turn. I am hoping this will be a place we can come to for advice, help, support, and ideas.