Distinguishing normal teen rebellion from a teenage behavior problem is very hard for some parents. In short, they often could not tell which is which. They will only realize that their teenage kids are having a real behavior problem when things get extremely worst.
Teen behavior problem is also known as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). It is a pattern of defiant, disobedient and negative behavior. It is actually a conduct disorder, in which teenagers persistently and consistently rebel or violate rules and even the rights of others. They usually don’t care about the consequences of their improper actions.
ODD, by definition, include:
* always arguing or fighting with adults
* uncontrollable temper
* refusing and violating rules
* defying requests
* deliberately disturbing other people
* blaming others for one’s own misdemeanor
* easily angered, annoyed, resentful or vindictive
A teenager is said to have ODD when he or she has a persistent pattern of hostility and disobedience towards authorities like parents and other adults.