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Name: ceburch
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I have a 6 year old who was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago and was just diagnosed with ODD...He is currently taking Vyvanse and Intuniv once a day. His whining and deliberate defiancy has gotten so out of hand. My husband and I have tried every method of discipline that we can think of...from time out, to taking away things he really likes, to spanking, to ignoring his tantrums. But it has really taken over my sanity! I feel bad for our other 3 kids who have to deal with the craziness everyday too. I feel bad for my son because I know he doesn't like getting in trouble but he has become so out of control, I don't know what else to do! I catch myself just crying at night because my day has been such hell! He mainly acts this way with me and his grandparents...when his dad and uncle are around he listens to everything they say! I just don't understand it!! Please help with any advice!!!
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Name: Natalie | Date: Nov 15th, 2012 7:33 AM
Hi

I am in a situation which is almost the same, I have a ten year old who has ADD/ADHD, have done everything I can think of you name I have done it, it is a constant battle and I understand the crying at night it's completely draining in all aspects of life, I miss out on events outings and visiting friends. I am not sure I have a great deal of advice as I am still learning and understand, I don't have any other children to have to worry about, but I have looked after my son by myself.
I have the defiancy and lying at the moment which is horrible,.
If you want to chat via email my email is as follows, I never thought of ever going on a forum until today, as people with "normal " children just think you have a naughty child, or you are not parenting correctly which is not the case.

Regards Nats 

Name: Menus | Date: Nov 19th, 2012 5:36 AM
It seems like he has trouble processing his own feelings and they are intensified by the OCD the use of deep breathing in an calm spot in your house where he can go for an escape when things are too much helps in my opinion so does modeling clay and the use of movement to get the energy out so they have a sense of regularity in the brain chemicals I can't exact explain it but research shows movement improves emotion 

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