Hello!! This is my first post. I am a new teacher. I have one student who is acting out like no other. He is very disruptive. You name it he does it- hitting, punching, yelling etc. He wasn't like this at all at the beginning of the year. He was an amazing listener, but there have been some family issues and he is like a different child now. Anyway, the mom won't admit the change at home is affecting him and is blaming everything on me and the other students in my classroom. This son is telling his mom that there are bad kids in my room and that they are making him act the way he does. First of all, I only have one other challenging child than him!! She just keeps telling me that his actions are normal for a boy. Then today she said maybe he needs a different class. I have enough stress as a first year teacher and now to deal with this parent. Please I could really use some advice/encouragement. How would you deal with this? I keep my rules consistent and have just started him on an individual behavior management plan. I have also started to have special teachers call the mom to inform her it is not just in my class that he is acting like this.