How do you keep your patience in check with your difficult child? I am really soul searching lately trying to come up with this answer. Most of the time my patience is great but sometimes I get so frustrated I want to run away and hide from him. Then of course I feel guilty for feeling this way I am really good about trying to stay calm to diffuse the situation but sometimes I just feel like screaming!! Do you have any mental tricks to help with this frustration and stress?? I just want to be able to cope with these constant feelings of parental failure! Any help from those veteran parents would be greatly appreciated!!