Right now I'm stuck in my room because one of my students had to come in from recess because she didn't do her homework. This is not my favorite consequence, but she has had 2 notes from mom in the past week "excusing" her for not doing her hw. (we're talking very short, routine assignments!) Mom is a newly certified teacher who provides zero help to her children, and will probably be upset that I kept her daughter in. The first time I just had her do it the next night, but this time I felt I needed to be more direct. I really just wanted to vent, but does anyone have any advice?