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Don't give my son an Asbo, he's just got a bit of ODD (that's Oppositional Defiant Disorder)

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 12:49 PM
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Don't give my son an Asbo, he's just got a bit of ODD (that's Oppositional Defiant Disorder)


www.dailymail.co.uk

Police have described him as a 'one-boy wave of terror' and even his mother refers to him as the 'Satan child.'

Sonny Grainger is just 12 years old but he has already been expelled from three schools and terrorised residents on his council estate on countless occasions.

The schoolboy has stolen cars, carried out arson attacks, assaulted people with bottles, eggs, stones and sticks and even smashed the windows in his own home after being told off for bad behaviour.
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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 12:49 PM
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I've never heard of "ODD" before, as a parent I would be beside myself if my child acted out in this way but after reading this thread I can say that my eyes are wide open to something new.

I most definitely would not let my child take med's to try to solve these issues, I honestly would probablly try to move to a rural area, home school my child and would personally work with him more on a one on one bases finding every other way to help him without prescribing him drugs. But that is just me and I know I will hear members say "Easier said then done" but my response is "You don't know me" lol...

www.dailymail.co.uk
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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 01:46 PM
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ODD is a diagnosis I'm not completely sold on. It isn't a 'medication' issue but can run in tandem with ADD& ADHD diagnoses. Attachment Disorder is often somewhere in the picture too.

I understand your position as a parent and I've seen your opinion on medication. I'll assume that you're a good parent and have been there for your son since day one...I'll also assume that his mother is a good parent too. Kids with ODD, attachment disorder and other 'problems' haven't had that luxury. Many have been neglected or just screwed over by what passes for parents. I've worked with kids that have 'flat ..' This refers to the back of the . being flat. It's a physical sign that the parent/carer rarely held the baby and left them lying alone for significant periods of time. Attachment disorder is an outcome of babies that didn't receive the love and attention they should have. Too little, too late sometimes, as the youngsters spiral out of control...

I won't comment on the mother in the article...we don't know enough about her. In my experience, most of the parents of these kids have failed miserably for one reason or another. Often, their own parent/carer wasn't much good. The boy isn't ready for 'writing off.' A special school could be the answer. His hardest days are a. of him...



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