In children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), there is an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that seriously interferes with the youngster's day to day functioning. Symptoms of ODD may include frequent temper tantrums and excessive arguing with adults.The cause of oppositional defiant disorder is unknown but likely involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Signs Of Oppositional Definance
"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss
Helpful Links For Oppositional Defiance
- The Incredible Years - Research-based programs, proven effective in reducing children's aggression and behavior problems, while increasing social competence at home and at school.
- VeryWell.com - A variety of useful resources to help parents and caretakers understand and cope with a child's disruptive behavior.
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. Teens are often moody and argumentative. But if your child or teen has a persistent pattern of tantrums, arguing and angry or disruptive behaviors toward you and other authority figures, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).