difficult child got ISS last wk for tussling with-another kid. I typed this somewhere--I think on the WC smooshed into a long rant of mine--but the kids are still friends. Boys, hmpf. Anyway, he also stuck a easy child of gum in his mouth just after the teacher said NO GUM because some kid put a chewed easy child on the chair the teacher wrecked his new Dockers. So difficult child is walking out the door to another class and thinks it's okay to stick a easy child in his mouth. He doesn't get that walking out the door still gives the teacher the impression that the kid is ignoring him. difficult child said he was in the doorway. Always splitting hairs! But he got all his homework done!!! I love it. He complained that he had to work all day and had to eat at the desk and only got bathroom breaks. I was so tempted to say, "Hey, welcome to the world of grownups!" but held my tongue. So, if difficult child gets ISS, say, every month, does that add up to some kind of out of school suspension? If it doesn't, I say go for it! He also stays after on Tue and Thur to do homework with-teacher supervision. I like it!!!