He only went half the week last week and hasn't been at all since 1/2 day last Thurs. Tomorrow is a scheduled half day, then they are out until Mon. I know he doesn't feel well, but apparently, he's a kid looking for excuses not to push himself instead of deciding to accomplish what he should in spite of the difficulty. While I understand this for a 13 yo, it simply cannot go on. All I can think of is to lecture him about it, which I know won't work. Does anyone have any tricks up their sleeves? I don't want to end up with him having to take the school year over, or having to go back to court, or putting him on disability, or sending him to live somewhere else, but right now, that appears to be the only option. Then, he will be devestateed and wish he had pushed himself. I don't see a believable way to scare that reality into him before it is actually done and then it's too late.