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Oppositional Behavior

Children with oppositional behavior have an ongoing pattern of being uncooperative and defiant towards authority figures.  this behavior is seen in a variety of settings.  Oppositional behavior affects the child's social, family, and school functioning.  Many children with oppositional behavior respond to positive parenting techniques.

Symptoms of Oppositional Behavior

  • Arguing
  • fighting
  • Refusing to follow the rules
  • blaming others
  • Unwilling to compromise
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Persistent negativity
  • Feeling annoyed