If you do not go after what you want, you will never get it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward you are always in the same place .
Stop spending time with the wrong people. Stop spending time with people who suck life out of you or stress you out. Choose friends who enhance your life, are friends during not only the good times but the bad times.
It can be difficult to deal with defiant behavior from your child. It's important to remember to not take it personally and think about the situation calmly.