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Do your child's outbursts of anger, power struggles, blackmail, and rebellion prevent your family from living a simple peaceful day?

Does it constantly disturb your day, thinking that at any moment you might get a call from your child's school telling you that your child has intentionally caused damage again? 

Have the various strategies you have always used in an attempt to resolve the situation failed

Oppositional defiant disorder is a behavioural disorder that occurs in children of school or preschool age, and is characterised by anger, irritability, revenge, and aversion behaviour, that frequently manifests in your child for a period of at least six months. 

School teachers use basic methods; those learned at home or in their schools when they were pupils and students, and often find themselves able to do nothing but raise their voices, marginalize and give bad grades to children who are vulnerable to these types of issues. 

Instead of improving the situation and the lives of these children, they create a climate in which behaviour gets dramatically worse. 

In a social context, these children are marginalised, bullied and classified as "monsters", labels that do nothing but feed the vicious circle of poor behaviour, isolation and social stigma. 

If not resolved in time, these problems cause impairment in social adaptation and social functionality, increasing the risk of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and leading to potentially serious consequences that could otherwise, with the right techniques, be avoided. 

In fact, more and more parents and educators are turning to methods proven by psychologists, methods based on specific cases, becoming experts and abandoning old methods that have perpetually proved to be ineffective.

You are advised to listen to this book if, in the last six months, your child has been overwhelmed by:

  • Anger - often manifesting itself in aggression, resentfulness, vindictiveness and spitefulness.
  • Quarrelling with adults, an inability to comply with rules, a desire to provoke and irritate people.
  • Habitually accusing others of their mistakes or poor behaviour, susceptibility to being easily provoked and irritated by others.
     

What you need to do now:

  • Listen to those who have encountered this problem and have experienced its dynamics.
  • Avoid confrontation with other parents who do not empathise with this situation and who may offer negative advice, worsening your relationship with your child.

Your son or daughter is not a monster. These children/teenagers often suffer terribly and sometimes express their discomfort in ways we do not understand.

Listening to this book tomorrow will not magically solve all your child's problems, but I guarantee that if you listen and re-listen to each chapter carefully, absorb all the tips, and apply the techniques provided by this audio manual, then you will be well on the way to rebuilding a healthy relationship with your son or daughter, and increasing the chances of a brighter future for you both.

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©2019 David Lawson PhD (P)2019 David Lawson PhD

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  • Raul Morstabilini
  • 20-02-2020

Good but ...

Good book but quite superficial. There are many general suggestions but I missed detailed exempla.

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  • James A. Hick
  • 11-11-2019

Nice but needs more concrete strps to deal with

Nice but needs more concrete strps to deal with this behavior. just wished for more.

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  • Bobby B. Martin
  • 11-11-2019

Would liked to have heard more about proactive

Would liked to have heard more about proactive parenting styles with examples. This is a good basic book about ODD

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  • Vera W. Savage
  • 11-11-2019

I struggle with an ODD son and this book has

I struggle with an ODD son and this book has helped lead me in the right direction. Thank you.

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  • Hassan G. Tejada
  • 11-11-2019

This book was an excellent introduction

This book was an excellent introduction to the topic. it could be seen as a great review of things you might already know. it was lacking in examples but overall I felt it was useful

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  • Florence W. Bonnell
  • 11-11-2019

Easy to listen and understand.

Easy to listen and understand. The book offers day to day practicals tools dealing with ODD kids.

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  • Mark E. Shaw
  • 11-11-2019

Techniques are logically presented.

Techniques are logically presented from least ‘restrictive’ to more intensive as severity of behaviors discussed are more intense.
Positive reinforcement is included and the author differentiates ODD from conduct disorder and co-morbid conditions such as anxiety and depression.

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  • Christopher C. Crawford
  • 11-11-2019

Life saver !

Life saver ! Thank you for this book!!This book saved me ... thank you!! Very very useful ... great information that gave me some tools to use to regain control in my home ... thank you!

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  • Norine M. Juneau
  • 11-11-2019

Finally a good book that offers multiple appraches

Finally a good book that offers multiple appraches and systems that empower the parent.Really nice simple systems to put into place. REALLY NICE "PRIMER" IN THE FRONT TO EMPOWER PARENTS! Yes it is your house and you make the rules. Yes as a family member you can expect good behavior and academic performance to the best of abilities. Yes it is your job as the parent to INSIST that the child work toward these.

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  • Erica M. McLean
  • 11-11-2019

I would highly recommend this book.

I would highly recommend this book This author gave me so much insight into what a child with this disorder is thinking. He also gives tons of strategies on how to deal with outbursts and rude behavior. I would highly recommend this book. Easy to listen. Easy to understand. I continue to use this book as a reference.

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  • Glenn V. Grayson
  • 11-11-2019

I loved this book.

I loved this book. it's a different perspective that's scientifically based and so compassionate. This work is so absolutely needed. I hope to see the paradigm shifting more and more away from diagnosis focused to what she presents here.

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  • James A. Stuart
  • 11-11-2019

This is a book I will listen to at least

This is a book I will listen to at least s few times to make sure I absorb all the good information it introduces

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  • Gregory D. Davis
  • 11-11-2019

This book fills a gap and goes deeper into

This book fills a gap and goes deeper into bottom up behaviors and where they come from. Anyone who works with children will benefit from this book.

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  • Filomena W. King
  • 11-11-2019

As adoptive parents of a young child with ODD

As we learn to navigate best methods for helping our child find their place in life, know and give love, make the best choices she can make, etc, we must first heal ourselves and learn to understand who she is as an individual.

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  • Ruth K. Mitchell
  • 11-11-2019

Very informative for us parents that

Very informative for us parents that are just starting the to learn how to cope and help our child.

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  • Lyle V. Peterson
  • 11-11-2019

Great book!

I have a defiant teen and she was driving me crazy. I listenthis book and it seemed like the author knew my child personally! Very good practical tips and education.

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  • Tanya S. Villalobos
  • 11-11-2019

If you are involved with a child that has been ...

If you are involved with a child that has been diagnosed as ADHD and/or ODD then you really should read this book. It provides you a very honest and fundamental understanding of how this child thinks and processes data.

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  • Florence D. Gass
  • 11-11-2019

Excellent book for school counselors!

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I was going through some very rough times with my 14yo son, and was really at a loss for what to do with him

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  • Dicu Ni
  • 10-11-2019

Good for the price.

Good for the price.Good listen.Learned much.Interesting book with lots to offer for ideas and I formation.Perfect.I really liked this book and was very helpful!

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  • Ram Das
  • 10-11-2019

Good resource to have about the subject matter.

Good resource to have about the subject matter.The information provided is very helpful, the author seems to have a lot of experience and very the book itself is easy to read and easy to understand. I also enjoyed the fact that it provides a lot of resources and therapy tools. I’ve already recommended it to my colleagues.

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