Hi, Im new here and looking for some advice. I was so happy to run across this forum as Im just at a loss for what to do. I have a 5 yr ds who is having some major behavioral issues. He has always been a difficult child but here recently it has got to be extremely worse. His teacher and I have been working closely together to try to find a solution but to no avail. We had an appointment with our family doctor on Tuesday who believes he may have ODD and now has referred us to a psychologist for further evaluations. Ive done some research and believe my ds probably does have ODD he has all of the symptoms. As of right now, when he is acting up he gets two choices he can either choose the good behavior or choose to go to time out. What normally happens is he doesnt choose the good behavior and ends up in time out. Time out is the only thing Ive found that corrects the bad behavior. Time out is in his room in the corner. The problem is when he is in time out he becomes extremely violent with me starching, kicking, pulling hair, spitting, throwing things at me, anything he can possibly do he does to me. I have marks up and down my arm and now have a lovely starch on my face because of him. So my question is how do I get him to stop being so violent with me but yet keep him in time out? I have to physically keep picking him up and putting him back into the corner for time out. This goes on for anywhere from 30 mins 2 hours depending on how long it takes before he gives up being ugly. After he stops being ugly he has to stay in time out for 5 minutes and then we talk about the bad behavior that put him in time out in the first place and how to correct it next time. Im honestly at my wits end with this violent behavior. I cant keep allowing this to go on but at the same time time out seems to be the only thing to get him to calm down. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated as Ive done everything I can think of.