ODD disciplines that can raise expectations for change

Research by Family Graffiti | Published on 19th March 2018

Raising a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is extremely draining and frustrating. Everything that you try is met with aggressive opposition, nothing seems to be effective.

So why don’t we try reversing the usual process?

Start with a thinking process that identifies an expectation that can be less easily opposed. Or a process where their defiance will actually achieve your expectation goals and not their oppositional challenge.

Remember that the child’s usual objective in ODD is to cause a retaliation from you, not necessarily to win a victory over compliance. Any argument will suffice for them, so take away the argument triggers and take away the oppositional factors.


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