I really need some advice on a behavior matter. My school uses a re-teaching policy. If a student does something wrong, they come back to that teacher during recess and re-learn how to do it the right way. This is the second year of implementing this and I don't feel that it always works well. As a result, I've decided that this year students will write a letter home to parents on the second offense and I will make parental contact on the third offense. I have a 1st grade boy who came back for the third time today. This has been in a time space of two weeks. The behaviors that he comes back for are pushing other kids, telling me no, talking when I'm talking, and being disrespectful. I have to make him sit out of many activities because of the pushing. Today I contacted the parents through an email. I'm just blown away by the response. The mom said that she talked with him but wanted me to know that he really doesn't like music because he doesn't think that it's fun. She went on to say that he will only behave well if he likes what he is doing and that she would not promise any improvement on the behavior since he has a lack of interest. I honestly don't know what to do! I never complained about lack of participation. I've only told the mom that he has to sit out because he is pushing other kids during activities and he is talking disrespectfully to me. How do I deal with this behavior now since I obviously have no parental support? I need advice!!!