I have a 6 year old in kindergarten who just just not listen to me at all and is physically agressive in school and at home and grabs from other children and teases them. Ofcourse she has no friends or playdates and I have no friendships with the classmates parents and am lonely, depressed, exhausted. I can hardly take her anywhere because it is just too stressful. We have about 5-8 blowouts in the home and car daily and I am so beaten down over this. The neuro/pysch started her out 1.5 weeks ago on 1/2 of a .25 dose. She is a touch better in terms of calmness but still is defiant and disturbing her classmates and won't do most of her homework and fights me about brushing teaching and bathing. I wonder if anyone else has had any success with this medication with this type of child. She has a developmental disorder due to aq brain abnormality not ODD the doctor clearly stated. She does display the defiance and agressiveness still. I worry about the possible strong side affects of Risperdone and do not like that but am worried about her delveloping horrible self esteem and falling behind in school do to all the rejection and punishment she brings on!