One of the questions asked on Cafe Mom yesterday was "What 3 parental qualities do you have that have helped you deal with RAD?" Interesting question. For me, I believe it is faith, determination and flexibility. I'm throwing a sense of humor in there too. I can say there are 4 right? Faith: I believe my faith in God, that there is a reason for everything, He is in control and will see me through is where I get my strength. I have faith that I am lead to professionals who are right for my kids, to friends who are right for me. (that's you : ) ) Determination: I will not give up on this child. I will keep fighting for him no matter how hard he fights me, hurts me or exhausts me. I told my husband that my stubbornness is actually a gift from God. : ) Not sure he sees that sometimes. HA. Flexibility: I have to go with the flow. Some days my schedule is completely thrown off by a call from school. I take advice from professionals on how to deal with my kids and have to be willing to try new things. Humor: Keeps me going. There has to be a brighter sillier way to look at things. Who wants to be gloomy all the time? Not me. So what are the qualities God has given you to make you a good parent? He enables us all. I'd love to hear about you.