And it is over a bus stop incident. Apparently another boy was makeing fun of difficult child's last name, and difficult child picked up a rock, threw it at him and hit him in the mouth!! He says he did not mean to, but at this point it does not matter. He was in in school suspension today, and has out of school suspension Monday. difficult child mainly rides the bus to see his friends, we live close enough he does not have to. I think the bus priveleges are gone. The kid was teasing him, but he wasn't being too cruel, did not turn our last name into anything nasty or obscene, just into "Dolphin". How do you increase a kids temper? Sometimes his fuse is so short, especially if he has others around him and he wants to look good. He ends up looking awful!! At this point I would like to try some sort of therapy, but cannot afford it. We are having an IEP meeting next week (I do not know what an IEP can do for the bus stop, actual school has been good except for a few minor incidents) and I will mention this. Maybe they can find funds. I have insurance, but right now things are so tight that I cannot even afford the copay. The principal mentioned a social skills class, and I think that would be great too. He did that last year and I think it helped a lot. Why is it always the stupidest things?