Oh, and don’t forget: adults were all on the same team with regard to discipline. You screwed up out of your parents reach and there was always an adult around to reprimand you. Now it doesn’t happen and kids get away with stuff.
First of all, prayers to all the families and students involved.
Second, parents will not tolerate someone else reprimanding their children. Some parents actually encourage their children’s rebellion.
We were at a basketball practice with my 12 year old daughter. They were practicing with another team full court. Two boys kept coming on the court and shooting hoops while the girls were at the other end. They weren’t getting out of the way in time. The coaches had already asked them to stay off the court. When one of our girls almost ran over one of the boys, I walked over and asked them again to please stay off the court because it was the girl’s practice time.
A dad of one of the boys said something to me when I walked away (I didn’t hear it). Then the dad went out onto the court to shoot hoops with the boys. I didn’t say anything else but I wanted to tell him ‘when your son stands up in your face disrespecting you, I want you to remember this moment and the fact that you taught him that he did not to respect adult authority.”