Help for Parents of Defiant Teens: Part II – Advice for Parents

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It is important to get the right diagnosis for your child, if he or she needs one. Not all children who show signs of noncompliance or defiance have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), but some of them may have. Noncompliance, defiance and aggression might indicate other diagnoses as well, such as Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Proper Diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder is Key Proper diagnosis considers the age of onset, the intensity and severity of conduct problems, the purpose of such problems, and the conditions that elicit them. A professional … [Continue reading]

Are Stepmoms > Stepdads?

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According to the U.S. Council on Contemporary Families there are five times as many stepfathers as stepmothers.  Stepdads are a majority.  Really?  Well, this data is based on census figures which don’t count stepmothers who don’t live in the same … [Continue reading]