My 15 year old son was diagnosed with ODD when he was 6. He doesn't seem to have any of the other challenges that a lot of ODD kids have though. No ADD/ADHD, no bipolar, etc. He is extremely intelligent and is a good student when pushed. He used to be defiant with everyone. Teachers, coaches, other parents, etc. He finally outgrew that about 4 years ago. He gets along well with people of authority and has many friends. The only people he will not listen to is his dad and me. He is convinced that we are trying to ruin his life. He is only happy when he gets his way and is cruel to his younger sister for no reason. He graduated from middle school this past June barely getting by because he stopped doing any assignments. I had to beg the teachers to accept all the work late which they were more than happy to do because they like him and knew that he understood the subject material. Of course, it took two long days of arguing with my son to get him to do the work but finally he completed the work. My husband and decided to send him to military school for the Summer. He just came home for his first weekend leave. I was hoping his attitude would be better than it was but I did see some improvement. When it came time for him to get his uniform on and get back in the car he refused to do so saying that he didn't want to go back and that we couldn't make him. UGH! Needless to say that after lots of yelling and threatening to take his xbox away, we finally got him in the car and on his way. We are sending him to military school for his freshman year also with the intention of him going there all four years of hs. He knows this and hates us for it but we know it's the best place for him. I am so tired of the constant battles with him. At least when he is at school I know he is being kept in line at all times. Unlike here where he comes and goes as he pleases. Is there any parents out there who have tried this course with their kids and did it work? Thanks for the support!