Hi, My name is Carrie. I have two children, a 12 year old girl who is a pretty easy kiddo to parent, and a 6 year old boy, who is the reason I am on this forum. My son has ADHD, and when I tell people that, they usually react in one of the following ways; "No big deal, just drug him." "Don't all kids have that?" "That's just a made up diagnosis for kids with too much energy." It probably is an overused diagnosis, I don't know, I'm not a doctor, but one thing I know for sure, is it is a big deal and no, most kids are not like my son. He's very sweet, but he has a hard time with physical boundaries, like hugging and kissing people he shouldn't. He also has a temper that can flip like a switch; one second he's fine, the next second he's throwing anything that's not nailed down across the room. He sees a therapist for one on one sessions every other week and goes to group therapy weekly. I tried to explain to his teacher this year, before the school year started, what she could expect and she looked at me like I had something growing out of my face. No one believes me, until they meet him. And then they act like they've got news for me, HA! I tried to warn you people. Anyway, I digress. School has been in session for about a month now. Last year he was suspended at least 20 times (from kindergarten), I stopped keeping track after a while. Typically it was for defiance; not coming in when he was supposed to, not getting up off the ground when he was asked to, yelling at adults, or just being disruptive in class. The school had some administrative turn over during the year, and I think the new principal, who wasn't technically a principal at all, couldn't handle it. It was just easier to send him home than it was to redirect him. Anyway, this year seemed to be going better. Before today, I hadn't gotten any phone calls, just one text message from his teacher asking me to talk to him about not being upset about his place in line. But today, I got a phone call, and what a phone call. After lunch, my son went out on the playground with all the other students, pulled his pants down, and peed all over the playground, equipment, and benches. To my knowledge it did not get on anyone, and that's the best thing I can say about the whole incident. I'm mortified, and confused, and guilty, and angry. I just want to quit my job and homeschool him, not because I think I can do it better, but because I am tired of making his behavior everyone else's problem. My husband says he needs to socialize or won't have any friends. Well, I don't think he's going to have any friends anyway, not if he keeps peeing in public and kissing people without permission. He's going to end up in jail or worse. He's 6, and I'm already picturing being at his sentencing hearing. He was telling me all about how he's excited for his birthday party, and he wants to invite the whole class, and all I can think is how disappointed and heartbroken he'll be when no one comes because everyone in his class dislikes him. I know no one can tell me what I should do, well I guess someone could try, but I'm really just here for a sounding board. I can't talk to anyone I know about this, they don't understand. They think I'm exaggerating or making it sound worse than it is. I don't think I am, I think it's a shitty situation that I am ill-equipped to deal with and I am completely lost and just want to run away, that's what I think. Anyway, thanks for listening.