Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Parenting Strategies for Combative Kids - MedCircle

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Parenting Strategies for Combative Kids

7 Sessions

1 out of 10 children have oppositional defiant disorder.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly
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7 Sessions

1 out of 10 children have oppositional defiant disorder.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly

About the Series

Children can be difficult; this is a given. But sometimes a child’s difficult behavior occurs so often and is so severe that it can negatively impact family relationships. This series covers the diagnosis that, believe it or not, is an opportunity to change your child’s life for the better.

While all children have symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) from time to time, there are certain factors that differentiate whether a child’s difficult behavior can be managed at home, or whether there’s a need for outside intervention.

Welcome to your crash course for parenting combative kids.

“Reaching out for help, for me, was hard. But, when I did - the outpouring of support was so immense and being in the chair of a parent that is dealing with this has taught me so much and I am certain it has made me a better doctor. It changed my life for the better. And the good news is, he [my son] is doing better.”

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Who Is This Series For?

This series for parents or caregivers to children who have disruptive behavior, difficult behavior, or have a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • How to recognize whether difficult behavior warrants professional help.

  • How to find the right mental health provider.

  • Treatment and medication options that are currently available.

  • Parenting strategies for short and long-term improvement.

“My youngest of five boys was diagnosed with ODD and so I sought out as much information as I could get. This series, without a doubt, was the most comprehensive resource I found. Thank you. It’s helped me and my family so much.”

Helen C.

Helen C.

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder 101: The ODD Basics

    ODD can start to present in preschoolers. In our first session, double-board psychiatrist, Dr. Dom, breaks down what ODD is, how it manifests, and what parents need to look out for.

  • Session2

    Here's Why Kids Show Symptoms of ODD in the First Place

    In this session, Dr. Dom talks about the variety of elements that can cause ODD and how parents can take responsibility for their child’s future.

  • Session3

    How to Spot the Signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

    Dr. Dom breaks down the signs and behaviors of ODD as they are outlined in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM).

  • Session4

    How the Diagnostic Process Should Look for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    This session will outline the steps a provider should (and should not) take when diagnosing your child with ODD.

  • Session5

    How to Master the Most Effective Treatment for ODD

    Fortunately, there are many therapies available for children with ODD. In this session, Dr. Dom discusses current available therapies and medications, and when they should be utilized.

  • Session6

    Here's How to Spot a Good Pediatrician or Provider for ODD

    Dr. Dom explains the variety of providers that are currently available to help your child with ODD. From where to find one, what resources can be utilized, what questions to ask, and more, are covered in this session.

  • Session7

    How to Effectively Parent a Child With ODD in the Long-Term

    As a double-board certified psychiatrist and parent to a child with ODD, Dr. Dom provides a unique insight on successful strategies you can implement when parenting your child.


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