My oldest (9yr) has been a real turd lately (and that's putting it nicely). He's been giving me MAJOR attitude! Telling me shhh when I'm talking or NO when I ask or tell him to do something or i would be telling him something and he'd get all frustrated and say "You don't make any sense when you talk just STOP" Excuse my language but that shit don't fly with me! I didn't raise my boys to be rude and disrespectful boys (and normally there not there very kind thoughtful boys). It's been like a dam battle zone around our house lately between me and him. I swear that boy knows exactly what buttons to press and he's not just pushing them he's jabbing them down and holding there. Its been about 2 weeks of this crap and I've tried talking to him cause usually when he acts up somethings wrong or bothering him. He kept telling me nothing was (moms just know) finally last night after a yelling match he broke down crying and told me he's "different" then everyone else :( I asked him what he meant. He told me cause he's not just in a "regular" class (in case you haven't read my other post my son was recently evaluated and diagnosed with a major learning disability and has an IEP since 1st grade he's in 3rd grade now. And he has a regular homeroom class but spends the majority of the school day in his special education classroom) he's telling me this as tears are pouring down his face I can see the heartache in his face and I try holding back the tears and telling him its ok baby your an awesome amazing person your brain is just wired a little different then most peoples but that doesn't make you dumb or "different" everyone learns differently. As I'm telling him this my heart is acing for him I love my boys more than anything in the world and just wish I could take his heartache away. Schools almost over this year they only have 3 more days but the school wants him to go to summer school and I'm not sure what to do about that (he doesn't want anything to do with it) and I really can't blame him I wouldn't want to go either. I think I'm going to call the guy that did his evaluation and ask him his opinion on it (I'm not sure if it would really benefit him if they arnt going to have the "extra" help he needs) I'm also really worried about next year for him they switch schools after 3rd grade and I'm hoping he feels more secure and confident in himself but I honestly don't know if things will get better or worse:( Sorry I'm tearing up as I write this I just really needed to vent.