Hi All! I'd like to hear some supportive input/experiences regarding School. (He has an IEP, I have a meeting with the school this week to discuss a FBA, and he is seeing a Neuro psychologist currently.) My difficult child thinks school is absolute "torture", he says it's too hard and that he's just not smart enough. OMG! You should hear him read! He's awesome! He is to the point in this school year that he is refusing to do any work, refusing to do much if any homework, and doing things on purpose just to get out of class. He's been suspended 4 times. It is something every day! According to teachers, the class he is in is very supportive and "protective" of him. I'm having such a hard time understanding why such a bright and creative child can't handle it to the point of telling teachers "screw you!" and hitting his head against walls and stabbing himself with pencils. I just don't get the self-infliction and all the pain he is feeling. Sometimes I think that he just doesn't want to do it, that it doesn't fit with his Agenda, so he manipulates to get out of anything he doesn't want to do.