Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2012/04/10

Q.

4yr old terrible behaviour

Morning Doc

My son is 4 turning 5 in June, I am at wits end with his behaviour. He is defiant, stubborn and back chats, her refuses to do anything we ask him to do. We have even tried taking away his priviledges but he will still carry on with his naughty behaviour.

Is there someone you can recommend we take him to, because this does not seem like normal behaviour.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It sounds as if your son has the typical symptoms of a well known condition called Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. It would be a good idea to take your son to see a child psychologist.

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