Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder is by definition a description of a child who does not follow directions very well. Children with this diagnosis can also be quite argumentative and aggressive. Parents have often tried and failed at implementing all kinds of reward systems and consequences before they come to me, and many times they have decided that behavioral approaches just don’t work for their child. Trust me – they do! It’s just that there are some tricks to making these strategies work, and I will teach you what those tricks are. The result will be a child more willing to follow directions the first time, able to accept limits more readily, and more able to independently take care of routine tasks (like homework, brushing teeth, and getting ready for school). I will also teach you effective discipline strategies that do not involve yelling, pleading, shaming, or unnecessarily harsh punishment, resulting in fewer tantrums and less aggression from your child.