I suddenly remembered my board "friends" today and decided to come and have a look, read some posts, reconnect to the forum. I don't know why I stopped posting - one gets into habits, I suppose, and then gets out of them... It isn't because life is now a long, peaceful river and there is nothing to say J is now 8, and we are living in the UK where, after very much inner (and some outer) debate, I decided our future was strongest. I hadn't quite remembered the frightful weather, of course... Anyway, J has been in a village school here since January. It has not gone very well. Started off great and then after just 10 days, he was suspended for a day for hitting his one to one teacher and other children, being rude to staff, etc. How much was "him", how much testing and anxiety and how much the Strattera which is again taking, I could not say... anyway since then they put him on very reduced hours, just one hour a week, then two and now three hours. I am frustrated about this situation, to say the least. He has a one to one all the time, which helps him but he dislikes. There is a plan for him to go two days a week to an "intervention programme" at a local special school that is said to be outstanding. Meantime, since the suspension he has basically been good as gold at school, helpful, hard-working, etc. How much is the Strattera, how much his "choice", again I could not say. With me he is generally explosive and difficult but then immediately apologetic and sweet. Life is much more liveable than it has been at certain times in the past. I have to face the decision of whether to continue on in this village school in England or whether to choose a special school where he will get much more intensive help with his behaviour and literacy. Wonder what people's thoughts on special schools are.