Hi Everyone, I'm new here and coming from a somewhat different place than most of you. I am working for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Iowa and have been doing research on childhood developmental issues. Many of our volunteers have little or no experience with ODD but have been matched with kids who either have ODD or are exhibiting strong signs with no diagnoses. I'm putting together advice on how to interact with these kids. On average a Big Brother or Sister spends a couple of hours with a little brother or sister every two weeks or so. Many of our kids come from lower income families, have one parent, a developmental issue, or all of the above. So sometimes these kids don't have the support network that many children do, and having ODD can make it that much harder. We hope to build trusting relationships between volunteers and kids who might not always have an adult they are close to. There is a lot of advice as far as discipline for parents, but any suggestions for activities, that your kids seem to do well with is greatly appreciated. We want to teach our volunteers to interact with difficult child's in a way that will allow the volunteers to have fun and form a lasting relationship with the child. And give the child an adult that can listen to them, and be there for them.