difficult child had counseling tonight. He doesn't listen and takes it as a time of play. The counselor basically said that he doesn't know how to help him. He isn't absorbing anything being said. No kidding! Everyone complains and no one has any answers. I read the books that tell you how to distract, use key words, teach new behaviors. None of it is working. We talk and talk and talk but when it comes time, difficult child doesn't use what we are learning. Ask him anything and he can repeat it all back. I've even taken the time to explain step by step what is expected of him, what I am saying, and why. Does it matter? Not one bit! It is so frustrating. I don't want to do this. Do you ever feel that way? I feel like I'm beating my head against a brick wall. Everyone says he is just spoiled, just needs his rear whipped. They don't get it and I feel so alone. I keep bouncing between denial and acceptance. I just want to run away. I know God doesn't give us more than we can handle but I don't want to do this. I don't want to fight this battle. It just stinks! Worse than that, I have no idea what to do and I am beginning to think that nothing is going to help.