I just want your opinions. difficult child is diagnosed autistic and adhd (siggy might not be current). Dr thinks there may be some under lying personality disorder and might fit ODD diagnosis but doesn't want to officially label at this time, and I think personality disorders cant be diagnosed until adulthood. husband and I agree with this concern. difficult child is not cruel or the kind of kid that hurts babies or animals thank goodness. Actually he does very well with animals and babies. His issue is he is rude rude rude and it seems he doesn't even realize it. Which I figure is the aspie type behavior. He doesn't get why other kids don't like him. We try to help him but he is loud and harsh when he talks and says very mean (but true things). He just started 2nd grade and his peers either avoid him, or have attacked him. Today on the bus another student hit him, and difficult child keeps saying he didn't do anything wrong. I really don't think he understands why he is being rude. I will be talking to the bus driver tomorrow, but we went through this last year and not that the school excuses the other student behavior but difficult child is constantly targeted because other kids think he is mean first. I dread sending him to school because of this. I know he is going to end up getting harassed worse and worse as the years go on. I tell him when someone hits hit to hit them back but I think its some startling for him he just freezes... He's not challenged enough to be on a special needs bus or in a class with other kids with challenges. He is very bright and is social, but just doesn't go about it properly sometimes. Some of you may or may not care for this character, but Sheldon from Big Bang is a great example. How he just says rude things but they are true and he is just being honest and matter of fact. difficult child does that only when he does it to another kid, sometimes their response is aggression. Would you consider home schooling? I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm sending him into the lions den every day. I'm sick over it.