Hi everyone, I'm back again. The mom of Chris who the last time I wrote was getting expelled from his Special Education classroom at a public school almost weekly. We managed to finish off the year there just barely and the county finally intervened and sent him to a county school with just a really awesome teacher. We have battled him at home with cursing, destroying furniture in his room (which we have no taken away from him and have taken the doors off his room), hiding poop covered underwear and pants in his closet, peeing in bottles in his closet, stealing change from our room, hiding knives (which are now locked up) and stealing razor blades from his older siblings house to cut himself. He smears blood on the wall and hides his cutting with long sleeve shirts and jackets even when it's hot outside. Because he has an IEP and they just keep pushing him forward we had a new school again this year. It's a core curriculum type school and it's not going well. I have pretty much given up the idea he will go to college and at this point would just be happy if he learned how to count money and tell time. I want to just tell everyone at an upcoming IEP meeting to just find him a school that will teach him those things. Is that wrong? Is it giving up on my child? It doesn't seem fair to his twin sibling that so much of our energy goes into one that she suffers. Chris and his dad have no relationship at all. Chris has threatened his dad with his fist and yelled and cursed at him. My husband believes in spanking him. I don't and it has lead to some serious fights between us. I looking into family therapy. Sorry this is so long. I'm tired. Tired of being the mediator, tired of the disrespect I get from both, just tired in general.