I cannot believe this is our life. difficult child, diagnosed with ODD, is now refusing to go to the classroom after we somehow get him kicking and screaming into the building. The idiot of a principle, who has been informed of this diagnosis and who we have had several meetings with, just called and said he's "not playing difficult children game anymore" and maybe the school system is not the appropriate place for difficult child. This is the same man who told difficult child that he pours cold water on his child's head if he won't get out of bed in the morning and that if he won't come into school he is going to call the cops and difficult child will be put in a squad car. I am almost done reading the explosive child and it's got alot of good info in it but with this child every single thing is a fight and if he doesn't get what he wants, it starts a total meltdown. I don't know how to live with this anymore. I love him to death but I feel as if our lives are ruined. He will be 7 in July and we have been living with this nightmare for 5 years now. Hew is on Tenex and this is his third day on Lamictal. I am waiting to see if he will be approved for Medicaid because we have no mental health coverage. We have two other children-21 and 25- whose last 5 years have been affected also and it's so hard for me to understand why this is happening at this point in our lives. I feel sorry for all of us-most of all difficult child. My husband is now on his way up to the school to try and get difficult child to go into the classroom and I hope he doesn't explode at the principle and get himself arrested.