Author: Dr. Irm Bellavia

Ask the Expert: What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Q: Over this past school year, my 6-year-old daughter has been increasingly defiant at home and having difficulties behaving at school. She argues constantly, does not listen to my husband or me and seems to purposefully provoke me. Everything is a power struggle for her, from what she eats for breakfast to the clothes she wears. Last week we were called by her school to pick her up because she would not listen to the teacher and was unable to calm down after her tantrum. My mother thinks she

Taming Your Temper

I thought things would get easier as my children got older, but I feel like a slave to their busy lives. I feel guilty and resentful all at once. How did I get this way?