Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority figures.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Sexualised images of women persist in sport media, despite the changing demographics of fans.
Women now make up a sizeable share of football audiences, but unless decked out in short shorts and cropped jerseys, they are barely visible in the media.
Victoria is introducing legislation to require young criminal offenders to wear electronic tracking devices.
Politicians like to appear tough on crime in election years. But Victoria's move to require youth offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices may not have a real impact.
An unhealthy diet is now the leading preventable risk factor for disease globally.
Mavis Wong/The Conversation NY-BD-CC
New technologies do not discriminate between the promotion of a healthy or unhealthy diet. It’s how we apply them that matters.
Argentine striker Mario Kempes controlling the ball during his team’s win against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup.
FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
Customers will be likely to feel the effects of the huge fine.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
The Commonwealth Bank has agreed to pay a $700 million fine over its inadvertent failure to tackle money-laundering. But the penalty is in line with punishments for far more serious violations by other banks.
Most people will experience feelings of deep loss and distress after a long-term relationship breakup.
The only way to get through a breakup is to experience your emotions, but not brood on them.
Feral horse damage on the Australian Alps Walking Track, Bill Jones Hut, May 2018.
The 'brumby bill' which passed the NSW upper house late last night, is an embarrassing step backwards for the state.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Politicians meddling in the history curriculum is nothing new, and it holds back progress in how history is taught.
Australia has been having the same disagreement about what and how history should be taught. We need to move on and listen to the evidence so our children have the best history education possible.
ZTE and Huawei have been subject to allegations of bribery and corruption in a number of countries.
Australia's willingness to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G mobile infrastructure should be based on a rational analysis of risks. We take a look at current and past court cases brought against them.
Nearly 70% of dance professionals are women, but none of Australia’s major dance companies has a female art director.
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia's major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
Crowdfunded campaigns to save the orange-bellied parrot are a rare ray of hope.
When environmental needs outstrip government funds, people power steps up.
Australian magpies are clever enough to tailor their risk-avoidance behaviours to different locations.
Gail Hampshire/Wikimedia Commons
Magpies living near airports are less likely to flee from the sound of passing planes, new research shows. But it's unclear whether this makes them more or less likely to actually get hit.
Polisi antiteror berjaga di dekat rumah pelaku bom bunuh diri di Surabaya, 15 Mei 2018. Serangan teror dua hari berurutan menewaskan 25 orang.
Setelah serangan JAD baru-baru ini di Indonesia, polisi menyebut kemungkinan bangkitnya sel-sel tidur dari orang-orang yang kembali dari Suriah.
Research suggests there is no “safe number” of brumbies that will avoid harm to mountain ecosystems.
Failing to cull feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park may end up promoting environmental destruction while actually increasing the horses' suffering.
When looking for the right pill, women want to weigh up the cost, safety, efficacy and side effects of the pill.
There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
Thirteen people were killed in church bombings in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
Fever is a normal part of healing, so whether we should stop it with pain killers should be questioned.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
Women in the 1960s were the first to experience the reproductive freedoms of the contraceptive pill.
Before the pill, contraceptive options were extremely limited and generally required the cooperation of the male partner. Almost 60 years later, the pill remains the mainstay of contraception.