Hello All! I have a question. Here's a little background. A friend of mine has a child in Kindergarten and she has been very upset all year. She does not deny that even at 5 years old her son is quite chatty and can be the class clown so to speak. He has a late birthday and is a little immature. But here is the dilemma. She feels as though the teacher has been picking on her son all year. (On a side note, I know this teacher and have no doubt that this is true. She is not the type of person that should be working with young students.) If there are two children involved in an incident her son is always the one punished instead of the other child. This teacher has her favorites and apparently this boy isn't one of them. Now to the incident at hand... Her son had been coming home for nearly a month saying that his desk was by itself facing the corner. (At this point it was futile because the child no longer cared at that point.) What really irritated my friend was that when she came in to chaperone on class trip day, the desk was moved back. She felt as though it was sneaky and underhanded on the part of the teacher. Almost as if she didn't want the parent to know that the child had been sitting in the corner for a month. Now her husband would like to bring this to the principal's attention. She asked me if there were any laws or discipline codes that would have notes on seclusion in a corner. I really don't know, but I figured this might be the best place to ask. He just wants an example to take with him stating why this is wrong. I have seen (although never done) a single desk moved by itself away from groups if the child has a behavior problem, but never in a corner facing a wall. Anyone have any knowledge of this being an accepted practice for a behavior issue? And if so how long can it go on? Any advice or links would be greatly appreciated.