Bethany - posted on 05/20/2014 ( 10 moms have responded )
My oldest son has been in so much trouble this past school year. He has been suspended twice, had in school suspension twice, and is in constant trouble at home and school. I have tried everything from positive reinforcement, punishments ranging from soap in the mouth to spanking, big rewards, you name it. He is currently in counseling but it doesn't seem to be making a difference. His father and I have been divorced since he was a small baby and he has been with me about 95% of the time. I've handled parent teacher conferences, doctor visits, counseling sessions, school functions, sporting events, everything. I do anything for him and he is my baby...... But I'm afraid I can't handle it anymore. His stepfather and I are expecting a baby in November and we have a 2 1/2 year old. I teach pre-k and spend the majority of my time off with my boys, and I am exhausted. There are two days left in the school year and the principal called me today because my oldest refused to do any of his work. She is being lenient and not writing him up since the year is almost over and he will be expelled if she does write him up. I can't take the misbehavior and attitude. He just acts like nothing happened and it's not a big deal. He doesn't care. I can't stand it. I'm battling myself with the thought of sending him to his dads and telling him that it's his problem now. I cry at the thought of it though and it kills me inside. I honestly don't know what else to do though. Somebody please help!!!!