I am new to this board to day. I had earlier posted a very breif synopsis of my family history on the general boards(with a title of ODD), but mainly looking for people to share what information they know with about odd in young children. If there is someone out there who doesn't mind reading that post, and commenting on this one, I would be so appreciative. With 4 children and 16 yrs as a parent I'm sure you can imagine the whole story could never be said in one post, but if there is someone who can offer thoughtful reflection on their experinces and parenting sucesses and failures, it would certainly be worth the typing. I am such a believer in awareness and prevention, but more and more all the time I don't think psychiatric professionals let that happen. I feel very much on my own to be the perfect parent and prevent it all, or watch another child sucumb to a life of mental illness, descrimination, and lost opportunities.