Johnny* is a first grader in my class who just can't stay out of trouble. First, he tripped a kid up because it was "funny" then when the kid retaliated, he beat him up. Then, he hit another kid in the coat closet. Today, I go into the bathroom and he's standing on the toilet seat looking over the stall and hanging off the door. He shows remorse when he gets in trouble, then, the next day (or hour or sometimes minute) he's back at it. I met his parents on Tuesday for back to school night. As I was handing out papers Johnny's dad snaps at me, "WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER FOR THESE PAPERS. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS. GIVE THE PAPERS TO MY WIFE I'M LEAVING!" and he storms off. His wife was MUCH nicer and seemed embarassed. She goes, "It's so good to meet you Ms. Lynn. I don't need the papers right this second. Please, take your time." Flash forward to today. Johnny acted up again so I called Mom. She was upset and apologized saying Johnny needs to be evaluated for his behavior and she knows he's been a problem, etc. She also apologized for her husband's behavior and told me, "He didn't mean it, he's just frustrated with Johnny". Then she said the following that sent up a red flag to me: "Yesterday, my husband he hit him. I mean, I believe in spanking, but I don't think a man should put his hands on a child -- like hitting him. Johnny is my son and again, I know he acts up and we punish him. But I don't believe in men hitting boys."