Have you ever had someone that you actually considered to be a friend, but yet they drive you absolutely insane with their advice on your difficult child's behavioral and emotional issues and academic challenges? My difficult child's issues are so severe and this friend of mine is constantly telling me that she can fix my son's problems in a week; he is always good for her; he always listens to her; he never misbehaves for me; I wish you would just let me come over your house every night for a week and put him to bed; "have you ever tried positive reinforcement; have you ever tried giving him the silent treatment" and so on and so on. I am sooooooooo sick of listening to her tell me that my son is not on the spectrum because she knows two other kids on the spectrum and they are way worse then my difficult child. My friend is repeatedly trying to get me to go her childrens' doctors because they are so great, blah blah and more blah. She is my friend because she has a wonderful heart but I must be honest when I say that there is nothing in her life that I admire. Her life is self-induced chaotic and there is nothing about her child-rearing methods that I respect and she is most definitely someone that does not follow through with anything when it comes to her kids counseling, doctors, schooling, etc. She is the kind of person that cannot complain enough about her life EVERY SINGLE DAY, but will not do anything to fix her life. Have any of you ever had a friend like this? I am feeling like the stress I am feeling with my difficult child's issues right now is making me significantly less tolerable of her and I don't know what to do about it. What do you think?