I got a message from my difficult child on my Facebook Wall this morning. We have struggled for many years with our difficult child daughter and It's been very difficult. She has a difficult child 10 yr. old son who is putting her through the paces right now. I'm pretty sure he already has the conduct disorder label from the psychiatrists he has seen. I don't envy her at all, but so many of the things she calls to tell me about or ask about are the very same exact things that she did. What a delicate balance this is trying to advise her! While we feel like failures as parents and so sad about the circumstances of raising our difficult child's it really touched me that she would share this with me. It's been a long time coming.......... and I thought I would share. You gave me some really good advice when I called asking for help. I implemented that advice (to use positive reinforcement) and have seen a lot of changes in this house. It's such a relief to get rid of some of the negativity. I haven't always been able to see eye to eye with you but I've come to value and appreciate your wisdom and experience. It means a lot to me that the few times I've reached out, you were there. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me keep my head on straight and giving me strength when I thought I was running out. Thanks, Mom.