I have a student who has a major talking problem. He is a sweet kid, but he can't seem to shut his mouth...I use a stoplight as a discipline system, and he landed on red twice last week-after reminders/prompts and a timeout. My policy when a kid lands on red is to call the parents so they know about the issue and aren't surprised when the behavior chart comes home at the end of the week. So, I called his mother last week and explained the problem-she was "shocked" because "he had never been in any trouble at preschool "(which I'm sure kindergarten teachers hear often)..well, I told her that I would send home a daily report so they could see how he was doing throughout the week..He got on red today-sent the note home and immediately got a phone call after school asking what happened today. When I explained what happened, she just kept saying that she didn't know what was going on and that he had never behaved this way..and when I suggested her possibly coming into the classroom to see what was going on, she brushed it outside...And I know every teacher has had a parent like this in the past (and I have had some too),but it just irks you every time...well, I am coming off of my soapbox and going home and leaving school behind me for the night..