Oppositional Defiant Disorder

My Son Was Diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder…

In Parenting by Interconnected Lives

#7: Negative Behaviors Should Result in Negative Consequences

The primary aim of negative consequences is to discourage negative behaviors. Many kids receive lot of attention due to their negative behavior though it’s not intentional.

In my case, after conducting some research, I came upon this conclusion that negative consequences could include just about anything that has the power to discourage a kid from demonstrating the same attitude again.

My son loved to play a wide assortment of video games.

So, whenever he failed to follow a certain rule, I forbade him from those games for the day.

However, negative consequences never mean yelling and outbursts, and it ought to be done in a very calm and collected way.


Final words

Oppositional defiant disorder is indeed a grievous issue to deal with. My son suffered through it but there were a lot of improvements over time.

It can be quite tough to deal with it, but if you’re determined, there’s nothing you can’t really conquer. It’s best to seek the advice of a professional in order to help your child. I feel safe to say that these tips will be helpful in getting them through this phase.

Do you know anyone suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Please share these tips with them so that it helps them too.