I just found this community so forgive me if I missed a thread on this subject. I'm curious as to what specific strategies or experiences have helped parents with difficult children. I'd like to hear what has helped you both personally (become calmer, less stressed) and with your child (improved communication and relationship). Things I have considered include - consult with MHP's, set stronger boundaries with consequences and structure, work on strengthening relationship with partner to send clearer messages, counseling for both parent, child, and together, find time to relax/alone time, try and remain calm, not give up. Thank you!