Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is defined by a pattern of problematic behaviors characterize by an irritable, defiant behavior, and vindictive. This pattern significantly impacts academic, social, and family functioning as parents struggle to establish and maintain boundaries for appropriate behavior.
The majority of the work falls upon the parents’ shoulders as they must work to develop boundaries for behavior, expectations, and work with teachers and other care providers for consistency of rules and guidelines.
At Duffy Counseling, we use Family therapy as the family unit works to correct behavior of family member. We also provide parent coaching to help parents understand “where to start” and pace themselves to implement small changes to the household that will, result in positive behavioral changes overtime.