It’s not hard to imagine this scenario: A student acts out in class – it could be hitting another student, disrupting lessons or taking something.
The teacher reaches out to the child’s parents, who can react in a couple of ways.
There’s the parent who denies that their child did anything wrong and demands to know why the school is picking on their kid.
There’s the parent who is skeptical of their child’s involvement but agrees to speak with him or her.
And there’s the parent who readily admits their kid did something wrong and basically turns in the child.
Which situation is more likely to occur?
How should parents and schools handle situations when they know a child has done something wrong?
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