Hello parents, I am new here and haven't found anything specific about oppositional defiance disorder and how I can keep my sanity. My son will be turning 7 this Sunday and has yet to be technically diagnosed. My son had gone through some rough changes in his life( moving 5 times, changing schools 2 times, losing his father in a car accident and 3 pets have also died) He is a very sensitive young man, but now had become extremely angry, impulsive, defiant and disrespectful to say the least. We have been shuffled to a community day school where he has only gotten worse in misbehaving and foul language. we have also been shuffled through 3 different counseling agencies due to money and insurance reasons. Everyday the school (that was originally supposed to be 'the best thing for him' now is saying 'we are not sure this school is right for your son' ) is calling me, wanting a meeting or for me to pick him up. i feel my patience with the school system failing and need an uplifting. Day to day challenges are really taking a toll on our small family, especially me (mom) What to do ????