Was this punishment over the line?
February 17, 2013 7:51 AM Subscribe
Last week, my son (9 years old) was punished by his teacher (for trying to elbow his way back into a lineup). The punishment: the teacher made my son stand in the same spot for 1 hour (the duration of the class).
I think this type of punishment is over the line, and I'm pretty angry about it. Am I over-reacting?
posted by thisclickableme to human relations (57 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If not, what arguments can I bring to bear when I meet with the teacher next week (for pre-scheduled parent-teacher meetings)? Are there authoritative, I don't know, guidelines or laws I can refer to?
Naturally, I can escalate this to the school administration, but if I can sort it out with the teacher, I'd prefer that approach.
This is in Montreal, if it matters.