Oppositional Defiant Disorder is term given to describe when a child displays a certain pattern of behaviours that includes losing their temper frequently, defying adults, being easily annoyed and deliberately annoying others.

The key elements displayed by children with ODD include the following characteristics:

  • Argues with Adults
  • Refuses and Defies
  • Angry and Defensive
  • Spiteful and Vindictive

In essence these children display a “counter- will “against authority especially when frustrated or stressed. They are often completely inflexible in these situations and the more pressure which is applied to make them conform the greater the opposition.

Areas to be addressed include :

  • Demystifying the ODD message
  • The 5 golden rules of the management of ODD
  • Dealing with a range of Difficult, Defiant, Demanding and Disruptive situations