I am ready to pull my hair out!! For those of you who know our situation, my son seems to be doing better with his new medication (Invega) since being hospitalized last month. The problem is, he's starting to have trouble at school again. He's refusing to do any work and he wraps his arms around a pole refusing to even go to class. Once they finally get him in class, he sits underneath his desks and hugs the legs refusing to sit in his desks. He's refusing to do any school work! He says its too hard but its not that. He just flat out doesn't want to do the work. He wants to play and do what he wants to do all the time. The other kids are teasing him and calling him fat so he's even refusing to eat in the cafeteria while at school. When he's home, he gives me trouble occasionally but its not nearly as bad as at school. He's been behaving much better with me lately, even sitting quietly through church without any outburst. He gives me the most trouble when there are A LOT of people around. The more people that show up at my house or in any given area, the more he starts to jump around and crawl on the floor trying to get my attention. I ignore him for the most part unless he's doing something that is going to result in harming someone or himself. I am wondering if this is anxiety or if he's just wanting attention, no matter if its good or bad. I don't know what to do at this point because I've tried taking away his privileges when he gets home from school. The teacher even called me and put me on the phone with him so I could remind him that he was going to lose all privileges if he didn't make better decisions. The thing is, when he's at THAT point, he just doesn't care. I am searching for a full time job now because our savings is pretty much gone and I can't afford to be called in to pick him up if he's acting up in school. If I lose my job, we'll be homeless. There is no one here who I can rely on to watch him for me so finding placement for him this summer should be interesting. I just don't know what else to do with him. I'm proud of him for making an effort at home and when he's with me but this thing with school needs to stop. Does anyone else have these types of issues? Any advice? Thanks for letting me rant, I am having some serious anxiety issues here and I needed to get this off of my chest.