I've posted in here awhile ago but recently things have been hitting the fan. My son who is in 1st grade got a write up at school for bullying another kid in his class and when I talked to the principal, she said she thinks he is malicious and is afraid of what he'll do when he gets older. She also said he will be suspended if it happens again and that he can't stay that school if he keeps behaving this way. He has hit me several times when he doesn't get his way, nothing where I got hurt, but still. And then a week ago I was trying to really stick to my guns and hold him accountable, so we were going to my parent's house and he was acting up and gave him warnings, then just turned around and went home. He flipped out and when we got home, he took out a knife from the kitchen and was threatening me with it. I got him to put it down but very upsetting. I told my counselor about this today and she thinks he probably has some attachment issues and needs some real intensive help, like a therapeutic school or program. I'm taking him to his dr. soon to get him on ADHD medications. Just wondering if anyone has experience with counseling for attachment issues or has any suggestions. He is at a private school now and am considering moving to a public school because they don't have IEP's or counselors available. I was also wondering what people's experience was with these services at a public school-if they are helpful. Thank you!