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Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by missyk33, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. missyk33

    missyk33 New Member

    Hi I am new here. My daughter was diagnosed in October with ODD. The meltdowns she has had would make anyone hide their heads in shame. A lot of times we cant go anywhere because we never know if she is going to have a meltdown. She has been hospitalized 3 times and is facing the judge from when she hit, spit and pushed me the last of September. She cant understand why I wont drop the charges. She was punished since she had to spend 5 days in JH and then a week in Residential Treatment Center (RTC). That was when she was finally diagnosed.
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Hi there. ODD is an awfully vague diagnosis. It rarely stands alone. Can you tell us more about your daughter, including her early development and if psychiatric problems or substance abuse run on either side of her family tree? What brought her to this point? How old is she? Is she using drugs or drinking? On any medication? Does she understand how to socialize with peers? Ever had a neuropsychologist evaluation?
  3. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    I'm just adding my welcome, hope you find this site a great place of support.
  4. Jena

    Jena New Member


    Welcome! :)

    You should add in a signature at the bottom like we all have, with your child's age and other info so we can get to know you better.

    I'm sorry you need us yet glad you found us!!!
  5. ML

    ML Guest

    Looking forward to knowing you better. hugs, ML
  6. Nancy423

    Nancy423 do I have to be the mom?

    adding my HI and welcome!
  7. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Adding my welcome!
  8. tbone

    tbone tough luv is tough

    Welcome to our little world.Just like I was told when I joined/You are not alone.Please read my initial post and I think you will know that you have people just like you who are struggling with difficult decisions and challenges.Feel free to vent/we are all good listeners. :D
  9. compassion

    compassion Member

    Welcome, I am also dealing with a young lady difficult child (she is 15) Compassion