So, M has been home from school with me since the 17th, we had our PPT meeting at the new school on Friday, and I should hear something today or tomorrow on when M can start there. M came with us to the PPT meeting and thankfully he was in "shutdown" mode rather than "meltdown" mode and he eventually warmed up towards the end and played with C with some legos and then they played outside on the playground with the SW while husband & I toured the school with the principal. I was hopeful because it seemed M was taking it all rather well, but it wasn't until much later that night that I found out that M didn't really get it. He was under the impression we were "just looking" at the school...he did not realize he was actually going to the school and he still seems to think he has some say in it or can refuse to go. So, I'm guessing here that he's going to start sometime before the end of the week, and while they provide transportation (it's about a 20 minute drive), we all anticipate M's refusal, so they suggest I transport him until he's more compliant (at least the first 2 weeks). Now before, when I thought he was clear that he would be going to THAT school, I already laid out the premise that he could earn these Extra Large Marbles for going to school each day (we have a marble jar reward system) and when he earned all 10 of them, he would earn a prize. He was all excited about that, but I don't think that will make any difference now. Any suggestions, tips, tricks to ease the transition so I'm not dragging him kicking and screaming in his pajamas/underware for 20 minutes destroying my van in a rage? Just thinking about it I'm about to cry. I want to be as proactive as possible here (mental note: take Mag light out of car!) The worst part is I know if I try to talk abou the new school to "prep" him, it will just throw him into a rage.