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Signs & Symptoms ...

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a childhood disorder that is defined by a pattern of hostile, disobedient, and defiant behaviors directed at adults or other authority figures. ODD is also characterized by children displaying angry and irritable moods, as well as argumentative and vindictive behaviors. While all children will display some type of defiant behavior throughout their gro...

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Talk to your child

Shhhhh…. Listen to your child. Listening to your child is one of the most effective parenting tools, which works both ways. The parent is listening as well as being heard. It is very normal for a parent to reject a child’s observation with “no that cannot be”;“ it’s not hot, it’s cold put on your jacket”; “please walk, you cannot be tired, you just got up from a nap”;...

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Make your child cooper...

One often hears parents complaining that the child just ignores or does just the opposite of what has been requested of him/her. Have you ever wondered why? Maybe we make the following mistakes. Rate yourself honestly as a fair parent. “Why did you get your pants dirty again? You always do that. What’s wrong with you?”( Blaming and accusing) “Look at this messy room. You are such a...

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