Not sure how to put this question, bare with me. Do any of you have kids that talk a lot of "smack"? Example - My son comes home and says "I am going to punch that kid" or just saying stuff that if he/she does it you know they would be in serious trouble? He says things like this all the time but he hasn't gotten in a fight yet - not this year anyway. It bothers me more some days then others but it's making me a nervous wreck. I guess I am on edge right now because of his recent IEP and getting out of self contained for next year. I so don't want him to screw this up for himself. Maybe I am feeling frustrated because I know it's out of my hands? The only thing I can do is keep reminding him how messing up right now will cost him a lot. Another question - he is really having a rough morning and in a bad mood. Have any of you kept your child out of school - not because they were sick but because you just knew if they went it would be trouble? If I do this today it will be the first time I have ever done it. I love my son and would walk on fire for him but I am getting really angry with the situation. I am sick of letting his moods/problems control me. No I will not give up on him guess maybe we both need to take off today and have a mental health day?? I am real close to wanting to put him back on medications and that is so wrong. I sound like his teachers now - put him back on medications so we don't have to deal with him. aughhh!!!!!!!