Hi I'm new here and thought I'd ask how others cope when dealing with difficult child's issues? difficult child is having a myriad of behavior issues that run the gamut from simply being annoying to inappropriate behavior to complete meltdowns. I spend the majority of my time fighting the school who tend to immediately go into CYA mode when he has any issues (he has a 504 but no IEP). I seem to spend the majority of my time "waiting for the other shoe to drop". I never know when I'm going to get a phone call or note home from the school or parents of a neighbor child or God only knows what. Do you do everything you can to get your difficult child help (psychiatrist, counseling, medications, etc.) yet simply accept that there will always be issues (with the teacher, with the school, with the police) and resign yourself to deal with what comes?