Oppositional Definant Disorder??? Big WTF need help with this one
Anyone heard of this or better have experience with it? BOTH stepkids have been professionally diagnosed with this and ADHD. SD is 17 and SS is 14 now. They were both diagnosed around the same age 11 or 13. I thought SD 17 was God awful with her stealing, horrible rudeness, poor grades and trouble in school well SS14 is EVEN worse! At least SD when she was SS's age she had friends and would LEAVE the house or hang out in her room watching tv so I would get a break from her and her wretched rudeness. NOT SS! This little bastard has no friends, needs to be the center of attention 24/7 and has the maturity level of a MAYBE ten year old and ALWAYS around. Plus he also has his sisters wonderful( sarcastic) traits like stealing, lying, REALLY BAD DISRESPECTFUL behavior, poor school grade and rudeness to school staff. At least our pets liked SD unlike SS who the animals hate. Both kids are in bi weekly therapy and according the the therapist this behavior is "classic" for Oppositional Definant Disorder. So my question is good god is this something they will out grow?? Guess Oppositional Definant Disorder is common with kids with ADHD? Anyone?