I picked difficult child up from school today, he is upset. Says he hates school (has never said that before). It all boils down to him running in school. He was running because another boy was chasing him and difficult child did not want the other boy to hit him because then difficult child will hit him back and get in trouble. How can I argue with that? There is no arguing, that is what would happen. difficult child saw his only choice as running. So when a teacher catches him running, he says so and so was chasing me. To me that does not sound scarey, and to a teacher probably not either. But to difficult child he was scared. He should have said that so and so was going to hit him, and difficult child and I talked about that, but he just does not believe that I know anything!!! I am stupid and it is always everyone elses fault. difficult child lost his lunch recess for tommorrow, and he is mad. I am worried that difficult child is going to quit trusting the adults as they never believe him. After the problem last week and now this week, this is a bad pattern. I know difficult child has a reputation, but can't they give him the benefit of the doubt at all? It seems he is guilty until proven innocent, and that ain't gonna happen!!!