7 Discipline Tips for Defiant Kids
Raising a defiant child can be extremely frustrating because you feel like everything is a constant battle. You just want your child to do his homework, pick up his toys, get dressed for school, etc. and you are constantly faced with refusal.
At the same time, since we usually ask Internet before asking a professional, we can confuse disorders presenting similar attitudes and behaviors. This is the case for the oppositional defiant disorder, frecuently misdiagnosed as the famous Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). From our perspective, this disorder is being hyper-diagnosed (in more than 25%), resulting in an excessive medical treatment, and what’s worst, a social misconception and misperception that only harms the minors and their families.
After 16 years of experience in this area, Rachel Wise comes to the conclusion that positive behavior support strategies are extremely effective, not just those with oppositional defiant disorder, but for all kids. Here we summarize her main tips: