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Week 5 Class: Managing Anger & ODD in Children with ADHD
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WITH SUPPORT FROM: MoreToADHD
8-Week Parenting Class from ADDitude
WEEK 5: ANGER & OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE
Why Is My Child So Angry and Defiant? An Overview of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Why Is My Child So Angry and Defiant?!
Forty percent of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiance — including chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and annoy. Begin to understand your defiant child here »

What Does Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Look Like in Children?
What Does ODD Look Like?
An oppositional child doesn't take rules seriously, and a simple reminder (i.e., "Pick up your socks") may trigger a meltdown or aggression. More signs »
ODD Help: How to Treat Oppositional Defiant Disorder
How to Treat ODD
Oppositional defiance is treated with individual and family behavioral therapy. Sample strategies and recommended programs »
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Time for Plan B? 10 Tips for Dealing with an Explosive Child
Parenting an Explosive Child
Most parents instinctively try to impose their will on a defiant child — but this doesn’t work. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., offers a proactive approach that does »
“My Son Can’t Help It — So I Don’t Punish Him”
"My Son Can’t Help It."
"When my child defies my requests and calls me names, I want to yell back — but I try to let the storm pass because I know he cannot control his reactions."
ANGER AND ODD Q&A
Q: "My son has shown some defiant, even violent, behavior at school. He complains that he's bored. Could that be why he acts up?" See the answer »
Q: "What can we expect from the ‘oppositional’ component as our son enters his 20s? His teen years were tough all around...." See the answer »
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Previous installments of ADDitude's 8-Week Parenting Class:
> Week 1: Organization & Time Management
> Week 2: Self-Esteem & Friendships
> Week 3: Behavior & Discipline
> Week 4: Screen Time & Technology
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