I am new to the site and to posting on forums in general but I am really at my wit's end. My 9 yo difficult child is in one of his "bad cycles" as I call them and I just don't know what to do anymore. I am so tired of going to professional after professional and trying different treatments and charts and behavior plans. Nothing works.....at least not for very long. I am a mental health therapist and I can't even help my own child. I really feel like a failure as a Mom and today...on Mother's Day....I just wanted to do something as a family,outside in the fresh air...a bike ride.... and after the yelling, crying, and dysfunctional antics of the whole family, I just want to curl up into a ball and stay there. I try so hard to help him and nothing seems to work. The whole family is in a constant state of chaos and stress. I don't expect perfection or some idealistic situation. I just want some peace. I am really starting to think that there is noone out there who can help us. I can't express in words the mental and emotional, bone weary, sheer exhaustion I feel. Any words of hope out there?