I think I've detached so much from difficult child's attitude that sometimes I have a hard time finding my way back to compassionate mom. Know what I mean?? difficult child talked to me one other time this school year (2 1/2 weeks in) about people at school being mouthy to him and making him mad. This has always been an issue for him and one that either lands him in a fight, some sort of trouble or he just leaves. Granted, the fighting thing hasn't been a big problem for years but I suspect it still happens. Anyhoo, this morning he shows up at home at 9:30. He said people at school are making him mad, they are being mouthy and he wanted to know if it was easier to get his GED than a diploma. (He has ONE sememster to graduate. ONE) Really, all I knew to tell him both times is that he needs to learn to deal with this. There will always be people that make him mad or people that are jerks. He won't always be somewhere that he can just leave.....like SCHOOL or a job. He's GOT to deal with this. Besides that, I told him today that if he quits school, he will lose ALL insurance and there is no way that he or we can afford his medications each month. I asked if he has said anything to the teachers about some of the problem people and he has. (Which is very good for him) and he got to sit somewhere else in one of his classes because of it. I talked him into going back to school and told him to talk to his teacher of record. I just don't know what else to do or if I even should step in. This has always been an issue for him and he needs to learn to deal with it. He's had anger management in counseling and this subject has been brought up before and discussed many times. I will have him call his counselor and see if he can get in sooner or at the very least, bring it up at the next appointment. I also want him to ask the provider for help in filing for SSI or disability. I just don't know what else to tell him. Any ideas or advice?