A friend of mine just told me that her kid was labeled with ODD. I asked what that was and she told me Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Then she told me the symptoms and I thought, isn't that ALL 5 year olds? Don't ALL 5 year olds have issues listening and doing what they're told?
Her kid is the biggest brat I've ever met, but in my opinion, he's that way because of her. She's always let him do whatever he wants and says things like, "Now, __, we don't pull hair." She should've been saying, "DO NOT PULL HAIR!" Now she wants him to listen do what she says but he reacts with anger.
Well, DUH! She let him do whatever he wanted for 5 years and now she's trying to take back control from him and he isn't happy with that. So rather than admit she's at fault for failing to discipline him his whole life until now, she had to have him diagnosed. Now, suddenly, he can't help it, it's nobody's fault, and everyone is a victim.
Do you believe ODD is a real thing or just an excuse for poor parenting?