I have been eating up the boards, for which I'm sorry. But I appreciate all the support. I am trying to keep the humor, but I am struggling. Right now, I'm feeling trapped by the school district, and difficult child is paying the price. I beleive, with the right environment, that difficult child CAN succeed. If you will recall, difficult child is a carbon copy of his father, and his father, to say the least, is not a successful, happy, productive member of society. If it weren't for his parents' money, he'd be in prison. But we're running out of time with difficult child. The longer he fights in school, the more habitual it becomes, and the more habitual it becomes, the more he learns to deal with his shortcomings in ineffective and counter-productive methods. Our window for "early intervention" is closing quickly. I am really fighting the urge to quit my my job and shadow difficult child. I have no idea how we'd make it, but it seems the only way to give difficult child a fair shot at this point. I said I would do everything I could to give difficult child the best shot at a future a could. What he's getting right now, isn't the best shot. I know its the school's job to educate and handle difficult child, but they're failing, and he's the one that ultimately will pay the price. Can I live with that? Anyway, I just needed to come cry. I've been trying to keep the humor, but in the past 10 days have been trying and I'm not doing so hot tonight. Thanks for listening.