Anyone have a child with ODD. My 4 year old has it and I’m trying to find some supplements I can get from the store that may help relieve some of his symptoms because I don’t want to medicate him
Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. What can I do for my child who has ODD?
Would you deny meds if it were for seizures or diabetes?
I never found medicine… I used redirection. I didn’t feed into the negative behavior and I didjt let my son take my power away… I would remind him I am the boss .
Following for my son. My son takes meds but they dont seem to help at all anymore
How do you know it’s odd? It could be anxiety or add? Their behavior can become oppositional because they are so anxious. Have you had him/her evaluated?
Hi guys, I understand that medication isn’t any mommas first choice. If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor and is having symptoms that inhibit their ability to control their responses, actions and reactions, they may need the medicine. As much as you don’t want to be labeled the mom that gives her kid the medicine, your child deserves a chance at a successful and happy life. I understand wanting to try natural things as most of us feel they are safer…I don’t agree with withholding any treatment as an option. You should be looking for Any treatments that can help your child, research them and do what’s best for them regardless of your own wish to not medicate.
Coin system. Alot of praise. I had to completely change as a parent this past year due to this. My son will literally do something that is harmful for him just bc I told him not to do it and he wanted to defy me. When I tell you this system works it really does work. Constant praise. Even when they are wrong. For example “William. I know you can be such an amazing brother buddy I’ve seen it, I cannot let you hit your brother. " " William thank you so much for not hitting your brother even tho he did something that hurt you, you are such a good boy for mama!!!” And, attention. Spend 30 mins a day with him and only him. Make him earn fun activities to do with mama time.
My son had this we had him see a child psychologist. He also showed us how to hold him when he would hit us. Thankfully he grew out of it. Now he is 19
Give up to the state and carry on with your life
What are the symptoms of ODD?
I’m kind of shocked that they diagnosed a 4 year old with ODD…. Unless you’re just assuming that’s what it is. 4 year olds literally do not have impulse control and are not capable of it yet. Get your child evaluated if you haven’t already and then have them start behavioral therapy.
There are groups for parents of kids with ODD.
Join a support group on fb. These people in the comments don’t know shit. Half of them don’t even under o d d
Try the intermediate unit in your area. They help with early intervention, and can put you in touch with services that can give you in home services and therapists.
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A 4 year old with oppositional defiant disorder? I’d look for family therapy or a therapist who specializes in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. PCIT could do wonders for a 4 year old.
My kiddo has ODD and ADHD. He is on ritlan and guaficine. Oh man it was a game changer. I love being around him medicated lol when he’s not a jerk and destroying.my house. The school before meds kept him in principles office pretty much the entire year his kindergarten year before meds. He’s 8 now. Helps so much. He also sees a therapist once a week.
I would immediately try eliminating things from his diet, sugars, high fructose corn starch, red dyes etc., and lots of exercise… There isn’t an actual medication approved for treatment of ODD, so I applaud you for not wanting to take the easy way out and give them useless drugs with unknown longterm effects.
Removing fake coloring from diet helped so much with my ODD’er. We did try meds and therapy but nothing worked.
Behavioral specialist for meds and they can refer you to behavioral therapy. Also no red40 dye! It’s terrible for anyone… But has an awful affect on children with ADHD and ODD.
Get him evaluated if you haven’t already and if you have get a 2nd opinion. He’s 4 therefore doesn’t even have impulse control.
Mine has ODD and is now almost 11. It’s gotten a tad better with age but the only thing that helped him was meds. Good luck momma
Something natural could be magnesium, I suspect adhd in my daughter but we get these vitamin/gummies called Chillax and they seem to help her remain calm and focused
I would highly suggest having your child rediagnosed. Not saying the diagnosis is wrong but my 8 year old son was also diagnosed with ODD, disruptive behavior disorder, major depression and anxiety but when I finally got him into Blank Children’s Psychology Services (Dr. Heather Soyer) after a yr waitlist they tested and to find out my son has ASD, ADHD and anxiety. He was misdiagnosed with ODD because they are very similar.
Charlotte Burke Caddell I couldn’t remember if either of your two have this but I thought you could give her some advice.
Pick your battles with your child money daughter is 22 years old now when she was 5 she was diagnosed with many other mental health issues including ODD I’ve learned over the years picking my battles with her she has her meltdown downs I simply look into her eyes and say deep core breathing inhale and exhale and I do with her also gave her paper to rip into tiny pieces to help herself refocus then we cleaned it up together please please don’t scold your child take a deep breath and stay calm it does help if you need someone to talk to hit up my messenger
My child has ODD and ADHD. he’s been in therapy for the last year and we just now started medication to help him in school.
I saw you mentioned that his bio mom abandoned him. Did he develop these conditions after he was abandoned?
Most kids with ODD are autistic and/or ADHD.
Get real psychiatrist for your child help instead of pushing vitamins
Honestly my son got diagnosed with ADHD and ODD in first grade and social anxiety in middle school. I did everything from diet control, exercise, and everything in between. Quite honestly it is a long hard road mamma but you can do it. My son was on very low dosage for ADHD and for the anxiety (he didn’t even sleep through the night). I sought out councilors, it took a while to find the right one that bonded with him and for him to trust. It was a long hard road. But it pays off. He’s now 16 and junior in HS and took his self off of all meds last year. The kid is now ROTC, rifle team and a 3.5 gpa. It takes a while lot of love patience and understanding. It’s work on both sides, I had a councilor that works hand in hand with him and me teaching me tools to help him. His councling has now been reduced to monthly since he has been doing amazing. We still have hard days at times. But like I said you got this mamma. Lots of love patience and understanding. What works for one kid don’t necessarily work for another. So best wishes!!
Has your 4 yr old been actually diagnosed or are you assuming from Google search?
Get him fully assessed. Don’t see a gp, go to a paediatrician .
I would request a second opinion. At 4 years old, it’s extremely hard to diagnose a child with something like ODD. My son was diagnosed ADHD shortly after starting school, and ODD last year. He’s 14. Without knowing specific situations, it’s hard to say, but he’s 4. A 4 year old not listening and saying “no” a lot is pretty typical of that age. Get a second opinion.
My son struggles through kindy, prep and year 1 with his speech, hand-eye coordination, he struggled in English, math and science and all the kids at school obviously avoided him due to these noticeable difficulties, he also had severe separation anxiety, he was still wetting himself and chewed his fingers until they bled from anxiety. I bit the bullet and trialed Ritalin LA at 10 mg (lowest dose possible) and at first I didn’t think it would work, but I’ve since had feedback from his teacher and carers and they’ve all stated that the different in him is amazing, he isn’t a zombie at all, still has al his cheeky personality but he is now able to focus, he wets himself less and less, he now has a few fidget toys at school that he chews on instead of his fingers.
He just recently was diagnosed with Autism level 2 and High ADHD.
Essential oils is what my son who has it takes one called reconnect is awesome for us
Redirection, and change in diet. Cut artificial dyes. Especially red40. My son has an extreme sensitivity to it. He’s a totally different kid if he’s had the dye. Look for it in cereal, gummies, gushers, fruit roll ups, basically most junk food geared for children. It’s made from petroleum, it’s literally poison and makes ADHD and ODD symptoms so much worse.
If your child had a heart condition, diabetes, etc, you’d give him the appropriate medication for it. Just because it’s a brain disorder, why would you immediately dismiss medication as treatment. I’ve raised a ASD/ADHD/ODD child - he’s 16 - and it’s ROUGH even with medication. It’s a complete WAR ZONE without it…
Get your child the help that they actually need. Whether that be therapy, counseling, and/or medication (not vitamins or supplements, actual medication prescribed by a doctor in the mental health field).