oppositional defiant disorder

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    reactive attachment disorder child - need help

    I am the step-father of a 15 year old boy who has been diagnosed Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Bipolar, Conduct Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, ADD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Emotional Detachment, Depression, and probably a few more. He is currently taking a mix of Lithium, Prozac, and Serequel. Our problem is...
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    How much do your difficult children know about being a difficult child?

    How much does your difficult child know about being a difficult child? Obviously this will be age dependent. As my son gets older this is something that I have thought a lot about. I have never hid anything from him regarding the types of doctors he is seeing neurologist vs psychiatrist vs psychologist but also do...
  3. Jamieh

    New Here.

    Hi. I'm Jamie. I have 2 boys ages 3 & 5. The 3yr old has Childhood Apraxia of Speech. He has a handful of sounds he uses to communicate. Some words. We use sign language with him and I understand his language. He just started a developmental preschool and seems to be doing awesome there...
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    I believe I am raising a Psychopath at 6 years old

    Hi, and welcome. Sorry you needed to find us... but glad you did. You have come to a safe place. I don't have experience with your situation - others will understand more than me in dealing with this type of child, and thus have more specific advice. What I can offer - is some generic...
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    My 5 and 1/2 year old son

    Hello, I am new here and could use some uncensored advice on my son's behavior. A lot of people mean well, but just don't understand what we are going through. My son throws violent temper tantrums at home. The triggers appear to be perfectionistic tendencies, defiance of instructions...
  6. crazymoon41

    New and feeling alone

    Hello! I'm new to this forum and so very thankful I found it! I could use all the help or advice anyone would care to share. I'm a stay at home mom of two. My daughter Madison is 9, and she is a wonderful, bright, sensitive, and sweet child. My son Mason is 4, and he is funny, sweet, active, and...
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    Glad to finally find all of you! I NEED HELP!!!!

    Greetings everyone, I hope someone will respond to this, I am new to your site, and I have been searching endlessly for some help. I have two children, my son is 6 yrold and my daughter is 8 yrold. From Sept. of 2011 till Nov. my daughter was hospitalized 4 times at different institutions. She...
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    Turns Out that difficult child's Biggest Problem is Me

    Yep, that's right. Diagnosed with alphabet soup, Years of counseling, Years of programs, Years of waiting lists, Counselor after counselor, doctor after doctor, psychiatric hospital after psychiatric hospital... And the MST worker "found" the problem. I do not know how to love. Apparently, I could have cured everything years...
  9. april1974

    new here..longish

    Hi everyone, I want to say how reading everyone's stories make me realize that I'm not alone. ♥ My story...I am 37yrs old and married, my hubby and I have been together for 13yrs, I have a 20yr old daughter from a previous relationship and husband & I have twin boys age 5. My daughter is doing very well...
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    please help, need advice, I work in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC).....

    Hello everybody, I am new to the forum. I really enjoy the site, there is a lot, of, great info here. I have been working in an Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for around a year. I was recently moved to an all girls unit (I'm a male). I have been having a very hard time. I cannot go into detail due to legal issues...
  11. FeatherAhead

    Would love some advice

    My daughter was recently diagnosed with ODD, Anxiety-which then brings on some ADHD. We are in transition from changing to the new ways of helping her from the way we did things for 4yrs. We have never been able to happily travel with her. As explained by the Psychiatrist, she doesn't have the...
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    Just a thought from the inside...

    I found this website while searching for the "accepted reasoning" of why some children are extemely oppositional, seem determined to break every rule and do exactly whatever it is they want regardless of the consequences to anyone. I had this question in mind no about any child I'm in contact...
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    Am I Losing My Mind? Please Help!

    Hi, I am new to the board. I am in a very tough place and I found this board and thought that someone here would understand me and have some insight from a been there done that standpoint. I wasn't even going to post because I noticed that tons of you have it way tougher than myself and I already feel like...
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    New here, and having a very bad week.

    So to make a really long story short.....at the age of 3 my son was diagnosed with ADHD. They tried to get me to medicate him then, but I just assumed little boys should run around and play, climb on things, take things apart, etc..... I refused medication at the time. We had gone to see a...
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    10-16 yr. olds with conduct disorder

    Anyone with difficult child around this age willing to share their stories and advice.I've been looking through the posts but am having a difficult time finding posts from parents of childrens with full blown Conduct Disorder. Although my difficult child has had symptoms of CD for a while she had just been diagnosed...
  16. K

    The meeting was a bust...

    There ended up being a total of nine of us in the meeting to discuss "options" for my 16 yr. old... Me, husband, 16 yr. old, three social workers and a social worker intern, our family counselor and the facilitator of course. Not one of us could come up with anything more than me having to bring...
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    What Does it Matter Now? Need Your Opinions and Info, Please...

    For years I have suspected that difficult child was on the spectrum... and over the years I have been told that she couldn't be because "her eye contact is fine" or "but she speaks very well"... In 2nd grade she was evaluation'd by a child psychologist who diagnosed (among others) NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). As far as what to do...
  18. smallworld

    Ross Greene rocks!

    I had an opportunity to attend an all-day workshop yesterday with Dr. Ross Greene of The Explosive Child book fame. Although I've been a fan of his for years, it was amazing to hear him in person and understand more in depth why Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is so important to...
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    New and struggling myself.

    I am new here. We are undergoing testing right now for ADHD for my 5-year-old. So far she has 'conduct disturbance' and I guess I'm a little in the dark on what that diagnosis is/means. She goes in tomorrow for an EEG and more testing. What's probably more interesting is that I have...
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    GRG was kicked out of therapy

    Ok, his therapist was AWFUL, but the only one who I could find that would take our private insurance. So here's how it went. We go in, DS instantly goes to the toys, like always, I sat down and told him about our week (which wasn't as bad as normal, but it involved kicking our other son in...
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