Last night's battle was homework. One of the assignments was pretend you are an explore and write and article. Of course he just fixated on the word pretend. he got very close to a melt down over it. Just keep saying over and over I can't pretend to be someone else. Im not them I don't know what they see or do. I did get him to skip over that assignment and move on to others and come back to it later. When he came back to it we crossed out the pretend part and just had him write a report. He was still stuck on that pretend line and that he can't do it. Hopefully the teacher understands why she got a report instead of a an article. How do you explain to a kid how to pretend when they have never done it in their life.