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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Are any of your children difficult to handle? Maybe they are defiant, foul-tempered, or hard to get along with for more than five minutes. It might not be about your parenting but about their condition. Your children could be suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. Kids will be Kids Thatís what old folks used to say about children when they were mischievous. All kids test their parents by pushing their boundaries... [Continue Reading]

How to Save Money on Cleaning Products

Cleaning is a necessary chore if we want our homes to look presentable. In your monthly budget you can save money on cleaning supplies with a few simple tips. All those television commercials tout the latest and greatest cleaning solution. ìIf you want to remove tough stains fast, try this product.î ìIf you want to stop grease sticking to your kitchen surfaces, spray with this product first.î The... [Continue Reading]

Model Appropriate Behavior for Your Children

When it comes to children, you are their role model. Parents are their first teachers. It is important to let them know how to deal with various situations as they age. Appropriate responses lead to positive outcomes. Never is this more important than dealing with defiant children. Model appropriate behavior. It will make things easier on you and on your children. What Makes Defiant Children Different Defiant children may suffer from... [Continue Reading]

Accepting Defiant Child's Anger But Not Violence

It’s hard to believe that your child's angry tantrum could turn into violence. More than a few caring, firm, parents have found themselves in a position when their child displayed violent behavior. Seeing your child throw or hit something can be frightening, especially in an older child. However, if your child has something like Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) you probably accept that there are anger issues but you cannot... [Continue Reading]