Mightier & Oppositional Defiant Disorder

…I took a loud, deep breath and said “We need to go back to blue.” He did it. He stopped, put the bowl down, and started breathing. Usually it takes being physically held for him to come out of a moment like that.

— Mother of 11 year old boy

What is ODD?

Definition of ODD:
Oppositional defiant disorder [ODD] is a condition in which children display “frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward you and other authority figures.” The condition must be diagnosed by a medical professional and often coexists with other disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, etc.

Source: Mayo Clinic

+ Mild
+ Moderate
+ Severe
+ Irritable moods
+ Defiant behavior
+ Aggression
+ Outbursts
+ Increased problems at home and school
+ Therapy
+ Medication (for those with coexisting disorders)

Mightier & ODD

Mightier allows kids to practice emotion calming skills during game play. The more kids practice these skills, the more they are able to transfer them to real life situations. For kids with oppositional defiant disorder, Mightier helps them learn to regulate in 3 key areas:

Oppositional Behavior:

Mightier helps kids reign in the impulses that lead to oppositional behavior and find positive ways to navigate out of conflict.


Mightier helps kids step around situations that lead to defiant situations by giving them more awareness of their bodies. They’re able to calm themselves down before difficult behavior starts.


Mightier helps kids keep a lid on aggression by showing them that they are in control of their bodies even when they feel in the red.



Clinically Validated Research

Our research has proven that meeting kids where they are at and engaging them in fun, interactive ways works. The technology behind Mightier has been tested in 3 clinical trials, including two double-blind randomized controlled trials. The trials showed a 40% reduction in oppositional behaviors with 45 minutes of Mightier practice a week over a 12 week period.
Mightier is fun and he enjoys playing the games.

First, Mightier is fun and he enjoys playing the games. Without that, nothing else matters. Giving him a concrete way to see his over excitement and the need to get back into the cool zone offers good lessons and opens the door to have conversations about other times when he is feeling stressed and frustrated in real life.

— Beth, mom to 7 year-old boy.