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2. Defiant, Argumentative Behavior

Children who continuously defy their parents or others in authority can face serious issues, especially in school. A child with ODD may deliberately ignore requests or rules and always argue with people in charge. They may also try to annoy or upset people on purpose, so they have a reason to fight. If your child has ODD and is showing these symptoms, they won’t want to admit it. They may blame you or others for their behavior, accusing other children of forcing them into arguments. They may even try to upset you by accusing you of being a lousy parent.

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