How is a parent to know what is normal age appropriate defiant behavior or if their child is displaying signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? This infographic from Manhattan Psychology Group is meant to bring awareness to ODD and help parents understand what to look for in their child's behavior that can be signs of the disorder. Because early intervention is key to treatment, we hope to help parents who may be dealing with a defiant child.
Connect with defiant kids. Maintaining and growing your relationship with your child is the #1 thing that will help your family overcome the difficult behaviors. As a child therapist, I want you to know that this heart-level connection between you and your child is more important than any parenting strategy or therapeutic intervention out there.