difficult child has a project assigned from English class to make a "song" presented like a cd cover and lyrics. It sounds like a great idea except that it is supposed to be about his own life and family influences. As it turns out, this was assigned the beginning of last week. I suspect it was assigned the day he got violent at home because he has MAJOR issues with his lack of other family being in his life (his father and the way my family have caused problems for us). He was upset the middle of the week as he told me about this assignment. I just read over it and I don't see a way around discussing other family members like I have in the past. Ie, on previous projects like this, I have helped him talk about learning how to fish, taking vacations, getting his dog, etc. This one is supposed to be about family members in his life who have influenced him- and of course, the kids have to present these to class. Suggestions? Should I ask for a different assignment- at the risk of him feeling more different?