If children are not disciplined at home I guess it makes it more difficult for teachers to have control in the classroom. Also teachers have to be so careful now to ensure they cannot be accused of assaulting a child. The child has the upper hand I’m afraid.
I agree, it is difficult. Interestingly, in a job I did, I used to visit special schools. I found there that they gave short shrift to any child behaving badly (It made me quake when the teachers shouted at times). I found this at several schools. Children are often at these schools for their entire school life, and usually learn to fit in quickly. There is usually a lot of genuine respect in the latter years. Disabled children can be just as bad as fitter ones (just beware of being run into by a wheelchair 😄 – not always funny 😉).
Children – disabled or not – do need to be disciplined. Their childhood years are the blueprint of their adult life. They will push to test their boundaries. And I agree children usually try to fit in. When I was at primary school I always tried hard to fit in myself. Getting along with the other children then mean I get along with people in adulthood. Children do need to be shown love – nobody’s doubting that – and given an example by the adults behavior as to how to behave themselves.
Where are their MOTHERS?. I grant you the male half is often a piece of ________, but no one on earth has more at stake with her son. She should establish discipline and maintain it. A friend has a husband who is a big burly school bus driver- more that equipped to deal with an unruly kid. His instructions when a kid gets out of line, pull the bus over and call the police. Just crazy.