I have an 8.5 yr old difficult child who drives me nuts!!!!! I feel like everyday is a war and I'm sooooo exhausted. She makes me cry, she makes me yell, she makes me want to run away . The thing that gets me most is that people with "regular" children just don't get it, and they judge!! They judge harshly!! I sometimes wish we lived on an Island far away so it didn't matter how loud she yelled, and I knew she was safe everytime she ran away because she doesn't like the rules. I am having such a hard time with her for the first time this morning I thought to myself" I wish I didn't have kids" How awfull of me. She lies to her teachers, principle, anyone who will listen to her. I'm out of ideas for disapline---she doesn't care if I took everything she own away and grounded her to her room for a year...its never her fault and she doesn't care. Why is it that everytime she starts a fight she is calm and cool after and I look like I've been to hell and back??? We go to a child mental therapist and he told me that 1 hour a week wont help us any, some please explain to me what will then? I'm lost and fustrated!!! I've become an emotional eater and I'm gaining weight like crazy, I'm ready to give up!!!! Sorry I needed to vent.