Working with kids and young adults who are oppositional can be challenging. Being oppositional might mean refusing to do work, breaking rules, and engaging in other challenging behaviors. The truth is, many kids can be oppositional from time to time, so many of these strategies work with all learner
Download our free guide to conduct disorder. Children who have conduct disorder are unkind and often violent, and they don’t care about other people’s feelings. Conduct disorder can also involve crimes like theft and vandalism.
This article reviews Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and explores how Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and traits may cause a child to present with the ODD profile. It also discusses some of the potential limits and concerns with the ODD diagnosis. Particular attention sh
“[Kids with ADHD] misbehave not because they’re intentionally oppositional, but because they can’t control their impulses.” Grasping the link between ADHD and ODD will help you understand, and treat, your child's behavioral problems.