Sometimes, I can run throught the ODD checklist with my teen and find that he matches these criterias. He did not have this when he was much younger, so I'm reserved to think that most of this is teenage agnst. One thing seems to repeat itself... as his poor ability to see his actions affect others. For example, when he was 10, he often wouldn't know his own strength while playing with others and ended up having friends not wanting to wrestle. Now that he's a teen, he claims his brother (or anyone else) is being a big "baby" and his playing around "didn't hurt". I wonder when will he learn this? He's quite upset and mad and believes others are trying to get him in trouble.
Oddly, as he reads Ayan Rand's novels, Ceasar, or any other text for school... he can easily pick out the cause and effects, quandries, as well as complex relationships occuring in the story. I hear more excuses for his behavior instead of taking responsibility and come up with a solution.
If this is part of ADHD, what kind of therapies are out there to assist him with self-regulating and motivation?