I've been looking for a support group like this. I'm Lisa, married to a great guy for 14 yrs with 2 girls, 10 and 6. The 6yr old is my special difficult child that brought me to this board. We're still in the process of evaluation but the docs have ruled out medical causes and diagnosible disorders. I don't know if I'm happy or disappointed. I was looking for a "cause" because I feel that I'm somehow responsible even though her older sis is a placid, easy going kid. Our big issues are extreme tantrums, screaming, throwing, kicking and defiance. I hope this is the right group for these issues. I'd love advice on handling these 2 hour dramas. We start with a counselor Tues although our insurance doesn't cover it. My biggest fear is when she hits the teen years. The pediatrician even warned us about that and said to "get help now." I've already reserved the book "The Explosive Child" at library per suggestion on this board. Hope to meet all of you! Lisa I was a great mom until I had kids!