Rough day-venting. Advice, please. I teach in a high school resource room and have known my students for a few years now. I have one student with a particularly rough home life (most families in school are wealthy, married parents, ambitious, etc). His older brother is missing (druggie) and his parents are divorced. They don't pay a lot of attention to him. I have a great relationship with the student and help him a lot with school work and anything else he's struggling with. I almost feel like a mentor instead of a teacher. However, today he was upset that I didn't let him work on his English project since he had a test to retake. He didn't want to take the test, but it was the very last day the gen ed teacher would let him. He called me a "b*tch" and I had to take him to the office. It's just so saddening to put so much effort into a student and be treated like that in return. Right now I'm planning to back off. Perhaps then my feelings won't get hurt when this happens. Ahh, oh well. So goes the life of a special education teacher.