Well, yesterday was my birthday. I asked difficult child to please be good, that would be the best gift ever. After school he called. Atleast he made it all day. Told me what a bad day he had. He told me he was switched around in all his classes and is now in different classes. He went on to tell me how much he hated his english teacher and told her he can't stand being in the same room with her for 5 minutes so he was removed. (first period). Then he had two papers in his hand. I don't understand. I have boughten him a ton of folders, expanding folders, binders, he has a back pack, yet he carries home single papers that are half crumpled up. One was fill in the blanks. I asked him where his book or pamphlet was for to read TO fill in the blanks. (social studies). He said it was a review and the teacher went over it in class and gave all the answers. However he said he "slept" through that class and would get the answers today. I asked him why she should give him the answers today when she already did that yesterday and he chose to sleep. The other was a reading log. Each day they are to read and write down three things about what they read. Now this he usually doesn't do. (English) In the last meeting we were in he said how he enjoys reading the news paper sports section. So, they said they have many papers delivered to school he can read that. Has he ever done it??? NO. He says they never gave him one. He is in 7th grade...ASK. So, I told him to go to his room and fill in what ever he can on the one paper, and then read something and do his reading log. I went to check on him and he was in bed. (we were planning on going out to dinner) For his reading log he said his spec. ed. teacher said he really doesn't have to read, just make things up. I handed him the news paper and said READ. He yelled and screamed at me and how he hates everyone, nobody like him (maybe with his yelling and actions at school they are AFRAID of him) I told him our job as parents are to get him ready to be an adult to function successfully in this world. He doesn't think the rules apply to him and can do what ever he wants. husband came home and I told him difficult child MUST follow the rules and if he thinks he can sleep through classes because he feels like it that husband had better take a vacation day and attend school with him. Everyone was arguing. I told them I am going to the restaurant and having a birthday drink. If they chose to join me for dinner that would be fine, if not..I will eat alone. I left. They did come, but it was a tense quiet dinner. I don't get it. ONE day of the whole year and he chooses to "do as he pleases" like everyday. I will post on Special Education forum regarding what I learned from an email from Special Education teacher yesterday. I don't agree.