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borderline oppositional defiant disorder

on the 23rd of this month White is for Witching is out! it's  a novel about a starving girl and a xenophobic house scribbled by myself in Paris and elsewhere. do be nice and give it a read.

does anyone know how one changes one's public profile picture? i can't seem to do it. there, that's the vanity bit taken care of.

 was reading the sunday papers and found out about a new disorder - some fellow was quoted in an article on homeschooling saying he has to educate his son at home because his son has 'borderline oppositional defiant disorder' (does the opposite of what he's told to do). my my.  so there's a name for the problem that's,er, blighted my life!

 no other real news after all this time, except that i'm living in england again, feel sick & it's all my own fault (cherry overdose) and, having fallen very hard for the moldovan entry in the eurovision song contest i am absolutely convinced i am moldovan. what else...BOOKS. i just finished reading CLOSE UP by esther verhoef, THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY by G.K Chesterton, which was tremendous - hilarious, moving and horrifying all at once .agatha christie's THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD too - it has a pleasing twist!

 now...news from your end plix! good news i hope...

 

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Where did you see mention of

borderline oppositional defiant disorder? Perhaps his son had a Borderline Personality Disorder and Oppositional Defiance, in which case the child is probably very difficult to work with in a clasroom. I'm interested in reading the story.

There's a difference between someone who is adversarial and headstrong and someone who is actually diagnosable with characterological problems.

I look forward to reading your book.

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and your photo is really quite lovely

but if you need to change it and can't figure it out, email redroom.com's help line or Huntington Sharpe.

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Welcome back!

Helen, it's so good to see you back on Red Room. I remember you as one of our first Rising Stars on our homepage. Thanks for giving us an update on your activities.

We made a couple of changes to how we do profile photos. Here's a blog post explaining what to do: http://www.redroom.com/blog/red-room-parlor-tricks/only-connect-and-look.... As Evelyn wrote, I'm happy to help if you have any questions.

Huntington Sharp, Red Room

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My parents had the perfect

My parents had the perfect cure for BODD...a swift boot applied to the "left behind." :)

Eric the attentive

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ah!

thanks Evelyn and Huntington! a link to the article I read yesterday is here, E - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article6493072.ece

Eric...always the left??

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Of course....they were Republicans. :)

For what it's worth, I think your previous photo is/was more intriguing.  Exhibits more of that writerly, "What am I doing here?" angst. :)

 

Eric

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o but...

i like this one because it's what i look like now. the other one was three years old...

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the new photo is also beautiful - very hypnotic

eyes; thanks for the link to the Times story - interesting stuff, both from the home-schooling standpoint and the symptom/diagnostic standpoint; in any case, I am looking forward to reading your book and best of luck with it

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Perhaps later

Upon first reading of your post, I missed your comment about cherry overdose. I overdosed on figs once, and the result was so "profound" I was compelled to write a poem about the experience. However, one has to be in a certain frame of mind to "absorb" this particular verse, so I shall defer it to a more appropriate time, if such a time can actually exist for such as this. :)

Eric the hypnotized.