Every day, you dread the sound of the phone ringing. It’s 9:30 and you just know it’s the school. The principal may ask if he can come home, or he’s going to be on the line saying he doesn’t feel well. When you refuse his leaving, you must deal with the anger he has, because he just slammed the phone down. And you know he’s not going to participate until he calms down. Even then he feels like no one cares about him. It tears you apart knowing your child feels so helpless, but you don’t know what else to do, as he can’t come home every day. He’s almost failing as it is. There’s no extra support, as your child isn’t deemed needy enough. There are no academic assessments because the district has a two-year waiting list and one psychologist to do them all. And you have no idea what else you can do to help your child feel worthy, intelligent, and strong. Hearing your child say it would be better if he wasn’t born because he causes so much trouble breaks your heart into pieces.