Hello everyone! Just found this forum last night in a desperate attempt to find people who can understand my sons problems. He is 7 yrs. old and adorable...except for his behavior. School was a nightmare last year with weekly calls from the principal. He wasn't listening, wouldn't sit still, couldn't control his anger and frustration, would actively defy adults.....etc. Of course I was frustrated, worried, mad, etc. We tried the usual punishments....taking things away, grounding him, etc. Nothing seemed to work. I was about to go crazy. So at the end of May we took him to the doctor who diagnosed him with ADHD and ODD. He is now on Ritalin, which has helped with the ADHD and helped somewhat with the ODD. He had a bad day at school yesterday. Wouldn't come when the teacher asked him repeatedly...so the principal came out to take him in. He went limp on her and was refusing to go. And then began pulling away so that she had to practically drag him in. So when they got to the door to the building, he grabbed onto the door frame and wouldn't go in. So, I got a phone call about that. So when we got home I talked to him very calmly about it and told him no tv for the night. Well, thats when he turned into a demon. Screaming at the top of his lungs, slamming doors, hitting walls, stomping feet. Kept telling me to "make him" go to his room, said he was running away etc... I just don't know what to do when he acts like that.... do I ignore it, do I hold him down until he calms down? I just dont know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Oh, by the way he had a good day today.. YAYY!!!!