Can they do this? This is the first time the school has called and asked us to come pick up my difficult child, who is in first grade. What was he doing? WEll, you'd think that it must have been pretty bad, right? I mean, schools don't just send kids home every time they misbehave. They sent him home because, get this, he wasn't listening or following directions. In other words, his ODD was in high gear, but no violence, no rage, no aggression. I am blown away by this. What kind of message does that send to the kid? Whatever happened to sitting in the principal's office? I am so angry right now. I moved to this town specifically because of the school system, it is considered the best in the area. I honestly think they've never seen a kid like my difficult child. Apparently, affluent families don't have difficult child's? I happen to be a pretty successful single mother so I could afford to live in this town, but I feel like an outcast because I am divorced, and I feel like the school is blaming my son's behavior on that fact. The teacher actually said to my DEX, "you know, there's only one other kid in the class from a divorced family", as if that explained everything. We have a meeting Tuesday morning to start the IEP process. I just needed to come here and vent, and to get people's thoughts on a school that would send a first grader home because he wasn't listening.