This is my first post to the site. I am looking for help related to my son's school issues. He has been placed in an alternative school for the past year. He will be entering 2nd grade. His kindergarten year was fine until christmas, and then a disaster resulting in 3 suspensions, and a partial hospitalization placement. Last year in the alt. school brought mixed emotions. I was relieved not to have to deal with constant phone calls, to the point where i flinched when the phone rang wondering what my difficult child had done now. However, i am very worried that he will never return to a mainstream school. Also, surrounded by other children with behavior difficulties that are equally or more severe, he has not done very well. He picked up some more behaviors to add to his repoirtare. Has anyone had the experience of havinvg a child in an alternative school setting with a successful transition back to mainstream? And if so, how did you help to make that happen? My school district is small with very little emotional support help. I feel that is why we are where we are in the first place. Thanks for your help!