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Oppositional and Defiant Behavior

Symptoms of Opposition and Defiance
  • Disrespect at home
  • School behavioral problems
  • Defiance
  • Bullying others
  • Fighting with siblings
  • Spiteful or Vindictive
  • Angry or Resentful

Services We Offer:

Oppositional and Defiant Behavior

Whether you're child is going through their terrible twos or the terrible twos never ended, defiance can be exhausting for families.  The arguing, the meltdowns, the constant battling can wear on any parent and/or sibling's patience.  Some kids are defiant only at home, while others only at school, and some defiant in both areas.  It can escalate into hitting, kicking, and serious disciplinary problems like getting kicked out of school.  It's important to address these problems early, while your child is still small since as they get bigger, the oppositional and defiant behavior can get even more destructive. 

At the Bay Area Center for Children, we work with parents and children to help parents to understand how the "usual" parenting techniques don't work with oppositional kids and can ever exacerbate the problems.  We work with children to help them build the skills they lack to manage their strong emotions and as a team with child and parent, we help them to collaborate to prevent defiant behavior and defuse it when it does appear.  Through family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, and Narrative Therapy techniques, we can help your family find peace at home and/or school. 


For an appointment or free phone consultation:

call (415) 617-9587 or contact us
San Francisco  •  Marin  •  Oakland/Berkeley



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