Hi, all, I really need some perspective here. Sometimes dealing with kids and their parents can be really challenging. I'm not sure even the teachers at my school agree on what constitutes bad behavior. So I'd like to ask for opinions. To me, there are certain misbehaviors that I believe are just normal for a 7-8 year old: they hit each other sometimes if they get into a heated argument. They play rough outside, and sometimes don't always watch out when they play. They are going to lie about it if you catch them in a misbehavior because they don't want to be in trouble. They are going to annoy each other. They are going to "save face" when being confronted, even if that means not speaking when the teacher asks "what happened?". To me, these are normal behaviors. They are undesirable, but I don't think they are earth shattering. To me, these behaviors are expected, and we simply put out the fires, try to teach alternate ways of behaving, and move on. I just don't think these kinds of behaviors are a "big deal". However, some teachers at my school do not agree with me. They send students to the office for hitting or lying. And there have been kids in the office who get In School Suspension for hitting or lying. My thought is always, "if I sent kids to the office every time they lied or hit, half my class would be in the office everyday!" So am I wrong not to send my kids to the office? Is it a big deal, and I'm wrong for thinking that it isn't? I would love some input and thoughts. Thanks!!