I was quietly waiting in the speech therapy waiting room while my easy child was in speech. Speech is at the same school that my difficult child attends 5 days a week for pre-k. Imagine my shock when I hear my difficult child's screams and five seconds later his teacher is carrying him to the office and he is kicking and screaming her just like he does me. She had him in what I call the football hold in order to keep herself from being kicked. I was so mortified. This is why he is in a special needs class, right? But I was still so embarassed. She asked him to walk and he refused and I said "Buddy, you need to walk" thinking my voice would shock him into walking and doing the right thing. Yeah, right! It didn't work although he was shocked enough to hear that I was there that he stopped screaming for a few seconds. I was afraid the poor teacher was going to break her back carrying him. He weighs 41 lbs. So I silently followed her (carrying him) to the office. And they closed the door to the office and I stayed outside the door and when he stopped screaming I finally went back to the waiting room and waited. The teacher came to the waiting room(after leaving him in the office with the --gasp-- principal) and told me what he was doing. Basically, he got mad because when he refused to take the classroom backpack (it was his turn) the teacher gave it to another student and he started screaming and kicking while sitting on the floor. I totally understood as he does this ignoring to us at home but I just hope we can fix this eventually as they are trying to mainstream him next year in kindergarten and he will have services come into the room some for him but not be in a self-contained classroom. Ugh, looks like we may have to go the medicine route eventually if he cannot keep it together. When he is good, he is very, very good. But when he doesn't get his way, watch out!!! Any ideas???? We are hoping to implement the"chill-out" chair at school as well as at home. I offered my umbrella stroller for the teacher to use when he refuses to walk to the offfice, lunch, etc. so she wouldn't have to carry him. I just stopped a few months ago carrying it for emergencies such as this in lieu of putting out my back If you've read this far, you deserve a medal. Thank you in advance for Any ideas!