I go back to work. I am excited about the new school year, but sad to see this summer end. It has been, without a doubt, the best summer I have had in many years...maybe my whole life. I have to thank the Cleveland crew for helping to make it great. I so enjoyed meeting all of you. Thanks to you all for being here for me for so many years. I remember the first time I found this group. I was so lost in the shame and guilt of my difficult child's actions that I literally thought I would not survive. But I did find the light---and I've come out the tunnel into the bright sunlight because of the guidance of this great group of parents. Newbies---know that life does get better. difficult child's do grow up, at least a little. Life gets easier. You learn and grow and become better at detachment. You move past the crises and begin to live again. Make sure you think of yourselves from time to time. Don't get so wrapped up in the drama that comes with raising a difficult child (or more) and lose the joy that is life. Remember to love the child but not the actions. Remember to laugh when you can. Learn what's important and what's not---pick your battles, And because a difficult child knows how to up the ante---be prepared but don't let fear stop you from moving forward.