I'm a kindergarten paraprofessional and we have a very difficult student in our class this year. He was in half day kindergarten last year and because he was very immature socially last year, he is repeating kinder this year. Yesterday, he had a great day until we had an assembly and then he ran away from me. I had to radio our principal for reinforcement. My teacher is excellent about implementing strategies and we are both on top of it. However, I am beating myself up about this student because I feel very unsuccessful. I'm not looking for advice about how to work with him, but rather how to support myself. I dread going to work and feel all my energy is spent on this student. I love this little guy, but I feel like I don't pay attention to any of the other kiddos. I feel like a horrible para and actually broke down crying yesterday. How do you not beat yourself up about this? How much energy is too much to expend on one student?