For kids who get easily overwhelmed by visual input. Cut a file folder into strips. The shorter the attention span, the smaller you will cut the strips. Open 1 flap at a time and always begin at the top and work their way down.
Rethinking Difficult Parents- don't care for this picture, but the article is good. "An angry parent is better than an absent parent" also, see these difficult parents as the advocates that they are.