Here is our story. Three years ago when difficult child was 11, we went through the whole circle of IEP, Special Education classes and arrangements, suspensions, detentions, home instruction, etc. Finally, after the school insisted on placing him in exclusive Special Education. class, we pulled him put of public school system and placed him in small private school - total of less than 100 kids at school, 7 kids in the classroom. This arragement let us breath for a year and a half, mainly because the school wanted to keep as many kids as possible and resolved any issues at school without involving the parents. Academically, he made a great progess in such a short period of time. Last year the school closed we went back to public school, he was ok for the first few months, but now it is again the same story. Got several calls from the principal, a couple of suspensions, failing almost every subject. In addition we lost any control over him that we had at home. He stopped eating homemade food, ran away for a few hours, arrogant, disruptive, called the police on me after I took away his emo clothes. I am at point of a nervous breakdown. I was checking other private schools in the area but at the same time I am thinking why do I keep trying to pull him out when he himself does not care. Instead of trying to set up a safety net, should i just let him fall until he realizes that it is his life.