I am reading book and came across this subject and thought it was important to share. When dealing with difficult children: Set limits to respect yourself! Cap the amount of time you are willing to spend in their company. Make time spent that have a defined ending time. Plan breakfast or lunch and say you have an appointment afterword and that you will have time to talk before you appointment. (Dinners leave you without this excuse) In other words agree on a meeting that will have to end. Try to meet the difficult child on neutral ground. When they are on their own turf and they are feeling comfortable they are more likely to pull bad behavior, making you feel weak or uncomfortable. When they are on your turf you may be faced with how to get rid of them.