Just venting. Monday is a terrible, no-good day for us in the mornings, because Kiddo has anxiety about going back to school. This Monday, he spent 30 minutes raging, pulling my hair and kicking me until it ended with me restraining him in my office before school started...that was fun. He finally calmed down and was compliant enough to walk to class with me, but immediately started running around the room. His teacher is much too nice and Kiddo walks all over him, so I called Kiddo to the door and grabbed the back of his coat/backpack and pulled him outside the room. He tripped/stumbled over his feet and it looked rougher than it was...I probably was rougher than I wanted to be because my adrenaline was going still from the rage, but it was absolutely in no way abusive. We had a meeting on Tuesday, and the teacher didn't get his way regarding Kiddo's behavior plan. I get a note today in his communication notebook that I am not to touch him like that at school and he "flinched and was scared all day." Ummm, thank goodness it was documented when he entered school that he flinches and has extreme reactions to not-so-extreme events (right now he is shrieking like someone is murdering him because he saw a bug). Teacher and aide already think I'm Mommy Dearest because Kiddo is just a poor little autistic kid who can't handle his behavior. Obviously, Kiddo is not being abused. But he was prior to adoption and has difficulty with understanding time passage and answering questions, so they can't even ask him. I'm a little worried, because I work in this building and it could be really bad. But, they should have the "incident" on camera and while it was not my best parenting moment, it wasn't abusive. I just needed to rant...I am looking for another job, this situation just isn't working. But, for the remainder of this year, this sucks.