Just got a call from the principal. He is giving difficult child in-school suspension for the rest of the day. Apparently, difficult child was calling another student names in their faces and taking books away repeatedly. They are calling it bullying. Knowing difficult child as well as I do, these are the types of things he does in retaliation for something someone did or said. Wrong as it may be, he does not just do these kinds of things out of the blue. I will have to find out what happened BEFORE his behavior. He refused to talk to staff about the incident. Duh, has he calmed down yet? Did they give him time to process it himself first? Did they remain calm and impartial when they talked to him? That is the one thing that always goes wrong. They try to get him to "process" it (they actually have a form they are supposed to go through) before he has a chance to calm down and think things through first. I'm sorry but 5 minutes is not enough time for him to do that and that is how much time they allow him to "calm down". What BS!!! Good thing there is no school the rest of the week. Any advice on how to deal with this at home? Discipline from me isn't right because it happened in school and they already punished him.