My son is ADHD/ODD. He's 8 years old and doesn't quite fit in with the "overall" population of children. He's a very talented (loves to draw), intelligent and sweet young man, but he doesn't have any friends. They all say he's weird and bad. He's been in this school for 3 years, and in that time I've seen him go from having lots of friends, to no one. His teacher last year publicly humiliated him on a daily basis and although the principal said he was handling it, it continued. I addressed it with the school board, but the damage was already done. Now we're on year 3 and the teacher's view me as public enemy number 1, the principal shudders when I call, and the superintendant actually said I was annoying. All because I have wanted the absolute best for my son. Before it's asked of me, yes we have gone down the medical path. He's been on 5 different medicines and each one caused worse and worse symptoms. He was raging and borderline psychotic when he was taking some, a zombie who throws up every hour when he was taking the others. Currently he's taking an herbal supplement called Synaptol. It's been too short a time to know if it's working yet. But I digress.. He's hiding in the closet now because his feelings were hurt. He's yelling information to the teacher because she's not calling on him, he's overly sensitive when a child is mean, and truthfully where I would love to go down there and scream "YOU ALL DON'T UNDERSTAND HE'S NOT A BAD BOY" I know I can't. PLEASE help me. If only to tell me I'm not alone and share some wisdom with this VERY tired mother.