I am hoping for more then just opinions on this and some real hard facts. I have searched through Bright From The Start and other sources to try to find some answers, but I can't seem to find anything. Myself and the teacher in the classroom next door are three yard old teachers. I've notice quite often she takes away treats as a punishment. On occasion we will both bring special treats in for the children, like having a pizza party on the day we do letter P in the alphabet. Or we have parents bring snacks for birthday parties. I have on many occasions seen her put children at different tables and give them the regular snack while everyone else gets a treat. She does this as a way of punishing them for not doing what she wants. She feels that since they are getting their regular snack (a handful of goldfish) it doesn't matter. However, I know that for some of those children the only food they get is what we feed them. Is pizza really good for them? No, but at least they have full tummies. On the flip side of that, if a child plays up at the table she will tell them they can't leave the table/go outside until they finish all their food/milk. She will try to leave them there with the cook until they clean the plate/cup. It seems to go from one extreme to another. Where is the line drawn according to places like Bright From The Start and other regulations? Does anyone know of any kind of specific guidelines that speak to this kind of behavior or is it just more of a moral battle? Thanks!