I took difficult child to meet the new principal Friday. *** The meeting went well. *** I'm not sure what I think. He was nice enough. He visited with difficult child and told him he could come to him to talk whenever he needed to. difficult child seemed to like him. *** After the visit, we bought school supplies and a few clothes (including 3 pairs of shoes so we won't have "bad hygiene" this year). When we got home, difficult child had a rage of epic proportions, the likes of which we haven't seen in months. It was "triggered" by easy child 2 showing up. She wasn't very nice on our vacation and difficult child claimed to be angry at her for it, but it was completely unprompted. When he calmed down, finally, he said he was angry at easy child for being mean to him, and angry at people at school for being mean to him. *** I am 98% sure school anxiety was behind it. Haven't had any problems since, either. *** Oh boy...now we have an additional hurdle. I have half a notion to contact SpEd director and let her know this.