Hello to all, I have been reading posts here and realize the folks here may know more than anyone else I have talked to or read so far! Obviously I am new to this site but sure have appreciated the knowledge from the parents posting here! My husband & I have 2 bio sons and adopted 3 little ones 3 yrs ago. The youngest came into our home at age 2 1/2. He has been a challenge from day one, very strong willed and active. I am puzzled because he knows his boundaries at home and is for the most part a great kid at home, (he does have moments). Our problem is he is so defiant in other places. Was kicked out of daycare last spring, doing better in a smaller home envir. for summer. He is in K this year and is a terror! His teacher is calling me and sending home notes on his behavior. We have had to punish him for how he behaves at school almost daily. This same thing happened with the day care, husband & I were always punishing him for his behavior outside home. Been to councelor - playtherapy was a waste of time. Took him to psychiatrist last fri gave diagnosis of ODD/ADHD. I gave him one 10mg dose of Metadate...WOW became out of control 3 hr post dose - suicidal, angry, crying, unable to control. Go back this friday probably to try something else! I have placed in writing a request for IEP. Why is this kid good at home and a terror in other settings? I appreciate any input for this group of experts. I do know that Metadate is a Cerebral stimulant but don't know what his bad reaction to it indicates. Thanks for reading this, all help is greatly appreciated!!!