difficult child is getting knocked down a level in math class. I feel so bad for him. He (in the last week) has started to try so hard. Did 8 missing assignments in one day. But for the first few months of school, he was so out of control hyper that he just could not grasp the concepts. He could not handle the transition of going across the wing to another class for math. I feel so bad, he was so proud of being in this class, and now I have to tell him that he won't be in it any longer. I don't feel right waiting and having the teacher tell him, I feel like I should tell him. He had a great week at school last week, all 2's for all his goals in unstructured areas. That is the highest score he can get. I also blame myself. In the beginning on the school year I was pretty depressed. I did not keep on top of things like I usually do. I was also pretty sick. Could have had viral encepalopathy(sp). If he did not have missing assignment reports, then I just let it go. It was all I could do to work and go to class, and many times I could not even manage class. I missed a whole week of class, as I just did not care. I am now on some natural stuff for depression, and knock on wood it is working. I feel like difficult child is paying for my being sick. I think this will be better for him, but it is going to upset him so much. What is this kid going to do in middle school if he cannot even hold it together to go across a hallway for class, how will he manage to go across a big school? I don't think he can do it. There are several smaller options for middle schools, and after thanksgiving break I will look into them. Right now I am just so sad for difficult child. I wish we would have had his medications under control sooner. I feel kinda responsible for that, as I am such a stinker about medication changes. I hate them, especially if they involve a stimulant. Which was apparently what he needed this time, as he has done a great turn around.