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The place for parents to begin managing the challenging behavior of children is with a review of their management style. Review how you, the parent, manage crises and defiance.
Do you repeat yourself over and over?
Are you disorganized and make up rules as you go?
Do you tend to 'give in' in public places to a child's demands to spare yourself a scene?
Write a set of realistic, measurable goals and set an intention to stick with them. Review your goals often to remind you of where you are how far you've come, and what you've go left to conquer.