Hi to all! I am a single mom with a 10 year old who was recently diagnosed ODD. He has been this way for around a year now. Life is a constant battle! I had to stop homeschooling him or I thought I would lose my mind. He is controlling, manipulating, and thinks he is my peer. I am 51 years old and I am running on empty! We just started therapy for him last month and it has gotten a little better. But if we are around each other too much trouble always brews, The constant drama is sending me over the edge! The next step is medications. If that doesn't work I am going to have to send him away 3 hours from my home to a special home for troubled kids. I love my boy bit right now I do not like who he is. I wish is normal all the time and fins it hard to even be in the same room with him for more than 15 minutes! No one should have to live like this...including ME!!!!!!!