I have this student who is really off somewhere. He’s a sweet kid, he’s a cutie, and he is eager to please. But only on his terms. When he is bad, he is really bad. He is so immature that he will throw fits like a two year old at the grocery store. He will go from being super happy to being so upset in a matter of seconds. Needless to say I have been trying to get into contact with parents since the beginning of the year but have been shunned and ignored like some disease. It wasn’t until very recently that dad finally called me back and told me that they are NOW concerned about his behavior and developmental status. So they’re taking him to doctors and running a bunch of tests and what not. But to be honest, this little guy is so spoiled and so bratty, all he needs is a good disciplining one time, and something would come out of that.
But anyway! I digress, so this past Friday there was a school dance and the kiddos had to pay $1.00 for the dance to get in. Well that same week on Monday, my bff got upset and hit me. Second time he has done this!! So he gets written up and gets lunch detention for one day and all is back to normal. Well everyday after that he has had these huge fits over every little minuscule thing! Because someone looked at him because someone told him no, because I told him to correct his spelling. The simplest things send him into a tantrum. Well come Friday he has one dollar, he wants to buy ice cream. I told him over and over and over you cannot go to the dance and buy ice cream, you get only one. Especially because of your behavior. So he starts crying that he wants ice cream, alright you’ll get ice cream but no dance. He goes into a whining rage. “Im crossing out my name!” “Im throwing a fit!” “I don’t want to talk to you!” In his whinny voice he says. So come dance time , I have to pretty much carry him to the room where they were holding the “bad” kids. He scratches up my arm and he’s screaming his head off. I go to the dance, have a good time and calm down because I was furious!
Come after school, my principal asks me, so, who from your class didn’t go to the dance? I reply “just that one little boy whose name I can not say” then she asks why, I go on to tell her the story of how this came about and reminded her that he did hit me on Monday and that was the second time he did that! Well then she tells me how I was wrong to do that and he doesn’t understand and she didn’t agree with my actions. Blah blah blah. A bunch of bull.
He does understand what he is doing. He is playing the whole school. Everyone there babies him and he knows what he can get away with. I did not agree with her and we left on a very awkward ok basis.
What is this world coming to! We get no support from administration for taking some kind of action to try and discipline these children. How are they ever going to learn?
Any thoughts? Was I in the wrong here?