Have any of you noticed that we, as parent's of difficult children, can still be judgmental? Even on this board? That shocks me - but yet I am probably one of them. As parent's of difficult children it seems to me that we should have become the least judgmental of the bunch. How many times have we had the neighbors, cops, friends, relatives chew us a new one about what horrible kids we have - or what horrible parents we are? How many times have we cried ourselves to sleep, wishing they only knew? Wishing they only knew what good kids they can be - or how hard we as parents tried? Wishing the world would just try to walk a mile in our shoes. In our efforts to help one another - I hope we remember what we would have wanted, or still need, as parents of difficult children. Empathy, understanding, and a minute to walk a mile in each of our shoes.