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ODD Explained~ This concise description of Oppositional Defiance Disorder in children can help you identify common characteristics of ODD. It also offers straightforward strategies for helping students in your care. This is a quick, informative read!


"It takes the highest level of emotional maturity to successfully educate noncompliant, oppositional children. Regardless of the child's behavior, the teacher must always value the child. Without fail, the child must feel emotionally and physically safe in the teacher's presence. To become this type of caregiver, the educator must have hope. Hope comes from understanding, and understanding comes from empathy; but when teaching oppositional-defiant children, empathy does not come easily."…