Have you ever disciplined a student only to be told, “You’re ruining his life, you’re too hard, unreasonable, unfair, mean…a rotten no good #&%^#$…”
Hopefully you haven’t heard the last one, but when it comes to handing out discipline to students…it’s a tough business.
I think we make it harder on ourselves than it needs to be because we haven’t set a threshold or conditions for what must be achieved when handing out discipline.
Adopt this model for your school, community, and family and reduce your heartache, foster agreement, and limit internal strife.
All you have to do is just establish a common ground.