Hi Sharon and welcome! I'm copying your post to a new thread to make sure it's seen by all! Hello, sorry, I've never been on a site like this before and happened to stumble on it. I have no idea how this works, but I've been looking for advice about my son for so long. I don't know what "difficult child" or any of the abbreviations mean. Am I in the right room? Anyway, my son is 16 and has been a big problem his whole life. We know there is something wrong with him, but he has only been diagnosed with ODD. It seems like more than that. I'll write more about him if I find out I'm doing this right. Thanks so much! Sharon/Lancaster CA If you go down to the bottom right part of the screen to "forum jump" and then go to the FAQ board, you'll find information on how to fill out a signature and also a listing of our abbreviations. difficult child means "gift from God", the child whose challenging behaviors brought us here. Again, welcome! We look forward to getting to know you.