If the child had problems, yes. Your premise about 'culture' is wrong because a 5 year old just isnt old enough to follow cultural norms. Any 5 year old with problems could do this - I don't care where they are from or what era they grew up.Cy, would a 5-year-old child from your culture pull down his pants and defecate in a public room? I think not. I was brought up poor, but I swear you could walk into the homes of the French-Canadian immigrant families and eat off the floors.
Vengeance is mine, saith the lord? Hah!!!! There is no force on Earth like a French-Canadian great-aunt who demands an explanation for your behavior and finds you lacking. Very giving and loving people who expect the same back from young and old.
We don't even know, exactly, what the child did. These are assumptions that he was being spiteful or disrespectful or that it had happened more than once. 5 year-olds do strange things.Cy, would a 5-year-old child from your culture pull down his pants and defecate in a public room? I think not. I was brought up poor, but I swear you could walk into the homes of the French-Canadian immigrant families and eat off the floors.
Uh...no. We're talking about a 5 year old boy here not a fetus. I have several relatives in this age range and they definitely can feel the emotion of shame. I was also quite a trouble maker in my day, and was nearly expelled from grade school for misbehaving, so I'm quite familiar with the typical disciplinary methods...and their inefficiency. Whenever I was sent to the office, it just made me want to lash out more. The only things that really worked on me was making me feel shame for my actions. I still remember those things I felt deeply shamed for to this day and I attribute them partially to my turn-around in becoming a good student.Would a 5yrs old have sense of shame? I don't know when we usually get feelings of guilt or shame (my guess is around 9).
1) That's one sided and uncomplete storyWhy is it a 'joke' that the media is upset a teacher put a bag of **** in a kids backpack and sent the kid home?
I completely agree, some parents are a pain. I am not a teacher but I know storied about parents who constantly blame the school for their kids outrageous behavior.If a kid is "dropping drawers" in the middle of class, what are the teachers options? I wonder how many times it took before the teacher got tired of cleaning up the damage. Then decided that potty training and associated disciplining wasn't in his/her job description. I imagine there is more to the story. A little humiliation can go a long way to correct such behaviours.