I posted a long post last week about difficult child refusal to go to school due to difficulty getting to class on time because of location of classes and locker. We did solve that problem with the guidance counselor and difficult child did return to school for Thurs and Fri. ( Wed. there was no school due to holdiay so he missed 2 days due to refusal). He had a lot of work to make up including 2 tests. He got 100 and a 91 on the tests that he took on Friday. He is a smart boy! Last nite ( Sun.) at bedtime he began saying his stomach hurt and he would not be able to go to school. He cried and carried on that he should be allowed to stay home because he was sick. I again tried to ask what the problem was at school and all he could tell me was that he was still afraid to be late to class. I again assured him there is no penalty that would happen if he was late and if any teacher made a big deal of it, I would be right up to the school! difficult child finally went to bed. Woke up this morning, saying he was sick and he refused to go to school! I do not know what to do now! I have placed an e-mail to the guidance counselor and call to the school and am waiting to hear back. difficult child is just sitting on the couch watching TV. We have taken away video games and computer. That is all he really enjoys outside of school these days as he connects with his friends this way. He has told me this helps relieve his stress... I told him since he is not in school, he has no stress so no electronics unless school work related. I am beside myself with worry as to what will happen. How can such a gifted kid throw his life away and ruin everything he has? I am so afraid for him and us as a family! He has all this potential! I realize this is only the 3rd day of school this year he has missed but school has only been going on here for 3 wks or so. I don't see this problem resolving itself. I am a wreck! Anyway, thanks for listening.