I've got a fourth grade boy who is pretty immature. (in many ways) He has a bad habit of holding himself "down there" when he's talking to someone. He does it frequently while talking to me, and it's very distracting. Today our school had field day, and afterwards the kids were called up front to accept ribbons. I noticed him holding himself while he was front and center in front of everyone! I haven't talked to him about this yet, even though in my opinion, 4th grade is old enough to know better. After today though, I think it has to be addressed. My question is, who would be the right person to have this discussion with him? Me, a female teacher, who he knows well, or our male principal? I work in a small Lutheran school, so a nurse or counselor aren't options. I thought of the principal because I thought it might be easier coming from a male. I really kind of dread asking the principal to discuss this with him, but I think it might be best. What do you think?