Hello all! I'm glad to have found this forum. I anticipate a lot of support and understanding. I hate that we've all been through so much but I'm thankful to be here. I'm the mother of a 4-year old boy who has been recently diagnosed with ODD and possibly ADHD (no diagnosis yet on that). He's been in therapy for about 7 months and we have home visits with a case worker every week (kind of like supernanny). I've been round and round with my son and I am frustrated and depressed. He's a great kid, he really is. He's funny, charming, smart, creative and sensitive. During his worst meltdowns, he will kick, slap, bite, pull my hair, scream like a velociraptor, throw things, headbutt me, yadda yadda. He also has a severe problem with whining, refusing to mind, arguing, and trying his best to get on my nerves on purpose, just to see my reaction. His father divorced me and it was final this past July 15. That's a whole other sad story; he wanted the divorce, I didn't. My son has been acting out since he left last September and doesn't see him very much at all. I look forward to talking to all of you.