difficult child has some issues with Reading Comprehension and begins an afterschool program today to help him along. He also receives extra help during the school day as part of his 504 plan. He is more than PO'd about going and informed husband and me that he "refuses" to go and he is taking the bus home and that is that !!! We let him vent and very calmly explained the benefits but as most of you know explaining things to difficult child's is useless sometimes. He told me he would be taking the bus home right after school and went on his merry way this morning. I already forwarned his Teacher and 504 Coordinator at PTC last week this was going to happen and asked them to reach out and give him some encouragement. I emailed the Principal also. She helped me out last year and gave him tickets to a professional Basketball game after the course was completed along with a very nice note. I need all the help I can get. I ended my email to the Principal with " It takes a village" and I truly believe that. Anyhow, just venting my frustration and wishing my son weren't so dag gone difficult !!!!