First and foremost: Parenting is hard. It is pure trial and error! A wave of compassion washed over me for all parents as I realized what a difficult challenge it truly is. Also, we had three kids five and under and I felt especially for single parents, I could not imagine how hard parenting would be without Dave by my side. Dave and I attended a Behavior Management Class and we left feeling pretty good about ourselves because we were doing what they said to do like be consistent, set clear boundaries, have clear consequences, etc. but as I left, I also felt defeated because even though we were seemingly doing everything right, we were not seeing the results that we wanted in our foster children.