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How do I manage my child's oppositional defiant disorder on a daily basis?

Daily management of your child's oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is an essential element treatment. Because ODD is a behavioral disorder, the most important aspect of treatment is behavior modification therapy. New behaviors are taught during therapy sessions, and it is important that these changes be enforced daily at home. This reinforces what your child has learned in therapy and helps the new behaviors to become a natural part of life. Your child's therapist will explain how to implement behaviors from therapy into daily home life. You can further help facilitate treatment by providing a consistent, stable set of rules and expectations at home.

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