I really need some advice here. difficult child is really struggling this year with school (6th gr - elementary). He hates his teachers and doesn't have any real friends at school. He has been home the last 3 days sick and when I tell him he must go back tomorrow he melts down and cries and begs me not to make him. I tried talking to him about it and told him whatever the problem is at school, I will try to help fix it. He just does not seem to be able to cope. So what should I do? What options do we have? I've considered online school but he doesn't usually do what I tell him so not sure that would work either. What happens if he were to try online schooling for the rest of this year being that there are only a few months to go? Who would I contact to discuss this? I just don't know what to do. Of course him threatening to kill himself if I make him go doesn't make things any easier.