Does anyone keep their difficult child home from school if they seem at high risk to become physically aggressive that day? Would that be considered truancy? Also, how do you handle activities? My son loves soccer, but has difficulty managing his emotions. I had to leave practice with him tonight, literally carrying him out while he was hitting, kicking, and trying to bite me. This is embarrassing to me and stressful to all of us (me, him, his sister). Part of me feels like I should isolate him from these activities, so he doesn't have to experience this. The other part feels it is critical to continue taking him to these activities, so he learns to function in these types of situations. I also fear that we will be asked to leave activities due to his behavior, or that he will encounter a situation such as he did at Tae Kwon Do camp this summer, where his 5-year-old sister was awarded a belt advancement, but he (at 7 years old) was denied an advancement due to behavioral issues. I feel this damages his self-esteem and compounds his problems. Any input on these issues is most welcome... Much thanks!