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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Many children are disobedient, annoying or angry some of the time. These behaviors can be a normal, if hard-to-handle, part of childhood and adolescence. But for some children, relentless negativity and defiance can get in the way of healthy functioning. How can you tell if your child's behavior is normal, or a sign of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? These sites can help you find the answer.

First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with ODD
A handful of easy, quick suggestions to help you get a fast start on helping your child diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Before You Look for Information on ODD
Start with these recommended resources for finding facts, strategies, and advice on parenting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Preparing the School for Your Child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
School can be a difficult place for children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder -- and difficult for those who try to work with them. Let the school know what your child needs to be successful with these tips and printouts.

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
A definition of ODD, with a link to more information.

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