A FEW DAYS ago, I read about a teacher in the Chilcotin being suspended for one week and being sent to a course on how to create a positive environment in the classroom. The points on which she was being disciplined had to do with her allegedly abusive behaviour.
My sons are school-age; my youngest is still homeschooled but also meeting once a week with a group of homeschoolers under the care of a teacher, while his brother, my eldest is in a public high school.
I have always been of the opinion that children have to be treated with respect, period. That does not mean always allowing them to do what they want.