I am feeling a bit beat down. difficult child has had a rough start to 2nd grade. Met with the teacher yesterday to see if she has noticed a change since we upped his Focalin to 15mg. She had an entire typed list of everything he has ever done wrong. Some of it legitimate and some typical 7 year old stuff ( Talking in line, etc...). Never during the meeting did she say 1 positive thing about him. I can think of many. He is reading on a 3rd grade level, he tries his best, when not raging he is very polite. I just feel like she sees him as a problem to be handled, and really could care less about him. She thinks it is purely manipulative behavior and he has complete control over it. This week has been a good week, but still no positive contact. Do I address this or just let it go? We finally have an appointment with the psychiatric clinic. I'm very nervous about this. Hoping to learn some new strategies and get documentation for a 504. I was told he is not eligible for an IEP because there are no learning difficulties.