It never ceases to amaze me how I can be so mad at difficult child one moment and then end up feeling so bad for him. As most of you know he has really been struggling at home lately. Two nights ago he ended up with Stop the World and we almost called crisis respite or the police. He was really off that night and not being safe. Then yesterday, he and easy child were in a fight mostly initiated by easy child. She ended up getting physical with him and then difficult child came into our room crying that everyone was picking on him. Apparently one of the students was bullying him and shoving him around a bit. difficult child really is trying soooooo hard right now to hold it together at school. From talking to a teacher today it sounds as if difficult child has a part but it is mostly the other child who is also Special Education. Apparently two other boys tell him to give difficult child a hard time so he does and it becomes "entertainment" for the two boys. I felt so bad for him last night. Today was better kidwise with difficult child. However, at around 12:45 or so today he called me at work. He asked if I would come pick him up. I thought he said because he was sick so when I asked to talk to the nurse, he told me he wasn't sick that he had said sad. He was callling me from his cell phone in the bathroom. I told him to go find his case manager and have her call me. When I didn't get a call back in about 15 minutes, I called his school and was able to talk with the teacher he was with. Apparently it wasn't a friendship issue but a teacher issue. He has this one teacher for math and when I met her last year I couldn't believe it. Let's just say she is someone who probably should no longer be teaching. Today difficult child was upset about something and threw his things on the floor. Not a good choice on his part but certainly not the end of the world. Apparently the teacher grabbed him by his shirt and that is what he was upset about. First off it was a bad decision for that teacher to do that. No physcial stuff should be happening. Secondly with as upset as difficult child was he could have really gone into a rage. I was actually very proud that he chose to go the bathroom and call me rather than acting out. difficult child's case manager has tried to get him out of that math class but to no avail. husband and I will be e-mailing the principal tonight. I swear he can get me so mad and then something like this happens and I feel so sorry for him. It was quite the day today first dealing this morning with a major difficult child throwing things around and threatening violence and then dealing with my difficult child stuff this afternoon. Thanks for listening-I'm off to drive difficult child to wrestling practice.