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Parenting a Child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder [ODD]

One of the most important things a parent of an ODD child can do is to (a) admit that outside assistance is needed (e.g., from a counselor, pastor, relative, etc.) and (b) seek and obtain such assistance.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just want to say Thank you so much for keeping the price so reasonable for all of us you are a Very Kind Hearted Man. I spent most of yesterday reading about ODD and I was on a lot of websites but yours actually made me cry, it touched something very deep within and that was before I even knew about the price...I really enjoy your videos as well and I love the simplicity of it. The 40 questions was a HUGE wake up call for me, I do understand it’s not about changing our child but ourselves. My son is borderline OCD as well so were dealing with a few things and he doesn't see much of his Dad nor would his Dad even be interested in learning new strategies.

I'm really excited about this Journey I'm about to embark on with my 15yr old son its way over due and its getting the best of me most days, my grandson has ODD as well but my daughter is in Denial even though she has put him on meds to control him which is really sad to me...I hope to be able to give some tools to his high school as well he's in a spec class but he still wins pushing the teachers buttons.....

Once I finish the ebook and read the Companion Guide I still may get in touch with you about some questions...Believe it or not in Canada there has been very little research done on ODD and most professionals really don't talk about it nor what to do with an ODD child besides putting them on Meds to turn them into robots or locking them away, there’s no support groups even.

Have a Blessed Day Mark



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