Oppositional Defiant Behavior 2017-11-14T22:05:39+00:00



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Oppositional Defiant Behavior is a childhood disorder with symptoms that generally present before a child is eight years old. It is developmentally normal for children to exhibit oppositional behaviors throughout the various stages of development, most of which are done so as the child attempts to begin seeking his or her own form of independence. Children with Oppositional Defiant Behavior defy authority figures, including parents, teachers, police officers, and anyone else who may hold any type of authority over them. These children will argue with adults, refuse to comply with requests and rules made by adults, direct hostility towards any adult that they come in contact with, and feel chronic anger and resentment towards everyone around them. If your child has Oppositional Defiant Behavior, you are likely to be struggling with your own array of emotions. You may even be feeling a sense of defeat because nothing that you have tried has made a difference in your child’s behavior. You may feel as though you are walking on eggshells each day in an attempt to avoid an unnecessary outburst.  They will deliberately annoy people and act spiteful and vindictive. For people who have a child suffering from oppositional defiant behavior, the symptoms can be stressful, overwhelming, and life-altering. But help is available.

LK Health behavior health program can help children deal with symptoms of oppositional defiant behavior and learn how to grow into the happy, stable people that they deserve to be. Your child does not have not to keep suffering from the symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Behavior and you do not have to continue to watch helplessly from the sidelines as his or her behavior continues to deteriorate. You can get the help that you and your child need and deserve.

Here are some examples of Oppositional Defiant Behavior to look out for:

  • Chronically getting into physical and/or verbal fights with peers
  • Actively defying you as the parent, teachers, or other authority figures, despite any negative ramifications that occur as a result
  • Unwillingness to compromise
  • Blatantly refusing to follow rules
  • Willingly destroying friendships
  • Acting in ways that have the sole purpose of upsetting or annoying others
  • Acting out in violent temper tantrums that seemingly come out of nowhere and without provocation

If you have noticed that your child is behaving in such ways, then it is importance to seek help now.  If left untreated, Oppositional Defiant Behavior can lead to many problems in your child’s future.

At LK Health we understand how extremely challenging it can be to live with a child who is struggling with the symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Behavior and we can offer assistance that is designed to meet the unique needs that this disruptive behavior elicits. You and your child do not have to continue suffering. At LK Health we want to provide you with the help you need, the help that you deserve.

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