difficult child had in-school suspension yesterday and today. difficult child did not complete any work. I just got home from work got a letter that he is in danger of failing, (yet they told me he will be going on)and this started a screaming match between me and difficult child. MY patience is so thinned. Why doesn't he do his work. He has assignments that need to be done. He is now refusing to do it and doesn't care. Why is this such a struggle all the time? I'm so tired of caring, I'm tired of this fight and I want to strangle him. I tried to reason with him, I tried to talk, I have threatened.................it gets me nowhere. I don't think I am the best thing for him anymore. On a brighter note easy child gave him a pencil to do his work, (he again said he didn't have a pencil) and is trying to take up for his brother.