Help! I teach Kindergarten. I have one child that is a huge problem for me. He never listens or follows directions. He is a huge attention seeker from me and his classmates. He throws fake crying fits if he does not get his way (he is not picked to volunteer, the activity we are doing is not something he wants to do). This morning he came in and immediately threw his chair, when I asked why he said no one in the class wants to be his friend (he has said this several times, yet all my students are more than willing to talk to him and laugh with him when he talks to them) He does not line up for recess with the rest of the class, I have to basically start chasing him down until he lines up. He scratched a girl until he broke skin, I wrote a referral and nothing happened, so admin apparently does not care. Parents have started to blame me and say I must be picking on him or allowing his classmates to pick on him and thats why he acts out because he is a sensitive child. I'm not sure what to do at this point, the behavior is getting out of control, I feel like even if I did start to get admin involved the behavior would still continue b/c the parents think he can do no wrong and also think I am being unfair to give him consequences for his tantrums. Any suggestions on how to handle him, keeping him busy as a "helper" has worked, but if he misbehaves and doesn't get to be a helper he has one of his crying fits. It also I feel sends the wrong message to the rest of my class and its not fair to my good ones to give him jobs when they are always listening and following directions.