12-02-2022 01:00 PM
12-02-2022 04:09 PM
Hi there @KaRob , thank you for sharing this with us. Managing your son's diagnosis of ODD and anxiety sounds like it has been a really challenging time for you. You sound like a very supportive parent who cares about your children very much. Though I imagine at times it can become really draining and exhausting to deal with disruptive behavior at home.
We had a professional answer a parent's question about teens and ODD, and I thought it might be a good read for you. You can have a read of her answer here. The Raising Children's Network also has an article on ODD here that might be useful to you too. As it looks like you are based overseas, please bear in mind when accessing any of these resources that ReachOut and the RCN are based in Australia.
It can be really tough supporting a child going through something, and it is just as important to take care of your own well-being as it is for you to support theirs. Is there anything you enjoy doing for self-care? Or do you have anyone you can talk to about things - such as a friend, family member or counsellor?
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