I wish I would have found this place years ago. We have been coping and failing the last 4 years. The pediatrics office reassured us over the past years that all was normal. Recently a friend of mine referred me to a psychiatrist for children and I jumped on it. We just finished our 3rd asessment appointment and received the diagnosis of ODD mixed with Anxiety that heightens levels of ADHD. Finally someone who actually sees what we have been dealing with and confirms my suspicions. She is a fantastic student that achieves much more than her current grade level. BUT, outside of school it is a very different situation. I was so relieved and positive about all of this until I learned that my husband is not on the same page. He is not her "real" father but has been there from day one..literally. He is so negative about all of it and thinks that the dr is a quack. Now, keep in mind that about a month ago(before the psychiatrist) he informed me that he was done dealing with her. I guess he is holding to his word. Her "real" father seems to feel the same way and is not offering any support but I figured that. My parents off the only support they can..to criticize...and make allowances. With all that said, I am so relieved to find a support system that can relate since I don't have one at home.