HI Just feeling sad today. My son got suspended for a day for joining in a scuffle two kids were having and ended up hitting one in stomach (it was somewhere between a fight and horsing around). Long series of disciplinary actions that come with the territory of having an ADHD type hormonally charged 8th grader on board with major impulse control problems, difficulties making friends because of same, etc, Some of his teachers I feel are almost picking on hims I am beginning to feel like I did when he was in K when the teacher would give me a report each day of his sins before she released him. I got to the point where I would hide behind a tree and motion him over to avoid getting the "report." His sense of self esteem is heading south towards the toilet, He told me tonight they say just think before I act, don't they know how difficult it is for me not to be impulsive, do they think it is easy being me. My heart goes out to him when he is not doing something I want to strangle him for (like taking my cell phone and lying to me that he has it). School is becoming such a source of negativity. I would think about home schooling but he is a very social kid and enjoys school and is doing reasonably well in schoolwork. I see him lagging his peers socially, doing stupid things to want to fit in, and eventually heading down the road to trouble. School is really cracking down on anything that remotely looks like bullying and harrassment so I don't expect the climate to change. I'm trying to think proactively but not coming up with much. Shouldn't there be some place for kids like this that helps them? Instead school ends up being such an alienating place they ultimately end up in jail. Feeling so depressed by it all tonight. Thanks for listening.