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Princess Nagger is a rebel.  She’s only in second grade, but she got sent to the Principal’s office for the first time ever earlier this week.  And here you thought she was such a little angel.  So of course my question for this week is:

Have you or your kids ever been in detention?

Apparently PN has been spoiled by being allowed in the past to take more than one item from the treasure basket at the dentist office – I’m sure it’s because the ladies in the office felt bad for the traumatic event(s), and thought letting her take ‘extras’ would make her (and them) feel better.  When her gifted teacher allowed her to get a treasure from the treasure chest in her classroom this week, instead of taking one item, Princess Nagger took three.  She got busted by her teacher and was told it was stealing, and sent immediately to the Principal’s office.

To make matters worse, when the Assistant Principal was grilling her asked her a question, she gave a sarcastic answer – which landed her in the ‘study room’ for the next three days in lieu of having her lunch recess (otherwise known as ‘detention’).  She has a tendency to get sarcastic when she’s put on the spot or embarrassed – something we’ve been working on at home, because the sarcastic attitude recently started and needs to be nipped in the bud before she reaches the tween/teen years or I’ll be turning into a screaming banshee.

Princess Nagger has learned that soap really doesn’t taste as good as it smells.

I never spent any time in detention – but I wasn’t Miss Perfect, either.   What about you?  Did you or your kids spend any time cooling your heels in the ‘study room’ or detention?  How do you handle when your kids talk back or respond to you or another adult figure sarcastically?


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  1. My parents were lucky, I didn’t have detention once while I was growing up. My son, on the other hand, is a different story. He is well-behaved generally so at least I am thankful for that. However, he was in detention 4 times last year for missing assignments. UGH. The sad thing is he did the assignments in most the cases but lost them in the mess he calls a locker.
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  2. I don’t think I ever had detention. All of my boys have had detention (for things such as not turning work in or being tardy – nothing major). They’ve all also had notes sent home from the teacher for excessive talking at one time or another. My daughter has never been in detention or trouble at school.

  3. The answer is no for me or for my 2 boys, BUT, I am sure, like me, that my parents thought about it LOL

  4. No detention here or with our 4 daughters for anything other than being tardy–difficult to make the next class when school is huge with 3500 students and limited time (amount of time between classes was changed, BTW). Hubs, on the other hand…LOL

    Our oldest and youngest daughters possess that spirit of sarcasm-the youngest even more than the oldest…and that’s A LOT! I gotta say though, that we tended to foster that spirit and it seems to have paid off in their being able to stand their ground and not just assume because an adult or authority figure says it means it is so AND people are not easily able to take advantage of them. We did try to teach them to use it not abuse it however, and to stop short of disrespecting others. And this might be due to one of their parents being kind of like that too…and it might be me. LOL

  5. I got sent home because I wouldn’t apologize to a teacher once. I thought the teacher was an ass and said as much and etc etc
    Needless to say I didn’t go back to that school.


    Anyway i would think the teacher would understand why PN would do that if it was explained. Seemed like a honest mistake.

    The problem seems to be the tone she spoke to the Principal with, which I do agree with you, will have to go before teenagehood! lol

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but sometimes things are made a mountain out of a mole hill.
    She is just a kid, but then am I wrong?

    maybe I’m talking from still being ticked off that my 5yr old didn’t get a snack in school because he was talking and got a flipping D.
    He is five for crying out loud!!!


    *HUGS* Your princess will learn to play the field well soon.

  6. I seriously think they pushed this one over the limit. I think one of my boys had to stay in for recess but they don’t call it detention here.

  7. When I was in school (good Lord! Was it really 40 years ago???) we used to miss the bus on purpose sometimes. We then had to take public transportation to school. Of course, we had to stop for breakfast at Kresge’s on the way! We’d arrive at school around 10 am. Well worth the detention!

    I think all 3 of my kids have had detention once or twice when they were in high school. No biggie.

  8. I remember being quite proud of my first detention as I wasn’t really a bad kid, so it seemed quite rebellious, the 2nd and 3rd weren’t so much fun..!

  9. I had detention once in highschool for skipping classes. I had to sit in the library all day. It was the longest day ever!

    As far as I know, my kids have never been in trouble. Knock on wood!

  10. Somehow, I never got sent to detention. I think it wasn’t really a big thing at the schools I went to – but maybe I just think that because I was never sent.

  11. One day you’ll look back on that and smile.
    I must say that my kids never ended up in detention. However, I myself had been there on more than one occasion in my academic career 🙂

  12. Of course. We come from a long line of Rebels. Hehe. So yes, I , my daughter, my grandson have all had our share of detention.

  13. I never spent any time in detention and neither did my kids. This is not for the lack to being trouble makers. We just never got caught.

  14. Oh Stacey, you haven’t been with me that long have you? 🙂 Youngest had the equivalent of in school suspention for two days the FIRST week of school this year. He’s had 7 more since. (Umm, he’s 8.) I am on a first name basis with everyone in the school administration, and I think for my birthday they’re getting me my own coffee mug. *sigh*

    As for me, no. I was the girl who worked every spare minute of the day helping the ladies out in the office, so that if I did get in trouble they’d look the other way. Momma didn’t rasie no fool. 🙂

  15. Like Michele, I never spent time in detention, but it was merely because I never got caught. Beloved calls Darling Daughter “Teflon Girl” because no matter how often she got caught doing something she shouldn’t, she almost weaseled out of being punished. The only time Oldest Son ever got in trouble it was for fighting in middle school; because the school he attended had a problem with gangs (yeah, we lived in a bad part of town after my divorce), the police were called, he was ticketed and we went to court. It was a sobering experience for him and NEVER repeated.

    The Young One has been in detention two or three times since we’ve been in Ohio – he’s like me in that he has a very long fuse; it takes a lot for him to lose his temper. On the other hand, he’s just like his father and when he loses his temper, he loses his temper in spectacular fashion (I had a hole in my laundry room wall to prove it, too). His most recent detention was for throwing his calculator at another boy and smacking him right between the eyes with it. In his defense, he was provoked – the boy kept snatching it away from him and tossing it around, and ended up breaking it.

  16. My detentions were usually for not doing homework or for answering back, the homework bit was because I wasn’t interested in what was being taught and the attitude was becuase it felt like no one was listening to my opinion… did she explain why she’d taken three and did the teacher specify only to take on? If not, I’d consider her punishment a bit unfair

  17. My four year old hasn’t been in detention yet, I think she is too young although a couple of the boys in her preschool could use. Both have “behavior issues” so the rest of the kids are expected to take the random, unprovoked hits and punches on a daily basis. Yesterday my little girl was bitten by one of the little #$#%ers. Do you think I was mad?

  18. Okay, wait a minute here. Did you tell that Principal about the dentist office and how she’s allowed to take more? STEALING??? SHEESH! Did you slap that broad one? DON’T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE! Our little Princess was only taking what she has experience with. Besides she’s a Princess, and they can do that. Now sarcasm is another issue. I’m glad you’re nipping it in the bud. With my kids I was a single Mom, so I worked 24/7 and I didn’t have time for such things so I did the next best thing. My Dad always had sayings (drove me nuts), but I grew up & got a few of my own. “I don’t ask for respect, I demand it because I’ve earned it”. My kids new that they never talked back to me. My son found out why he shouldn’t one day. Let’s just say the hand is quicker then the eye! lol She’ll be fine. PN just has a little growing pains is all. hugs have a great weekend.

  19. Yes. I think I had detention once for arriving late to school or something. I wasn’t a “bad kid” by any means so I’m not sure what I did to urk them. lol

  20. I’m a new follower 🙂

    I had detention once — for forging a parents signature on a test that I didn’t want to take home and show them how badly I did on it. I think that was the only time I tried that!

    My daughter is really well behaved so she hasn’t run into any problems yet — she’s in second grade also. We’ll see how the teen years go — not looking forward to those!

    My son on the other hand is a mischief maker –he started kindergarten this year and has been getting into mild trouble for being a class clown, etc. But he’s still doing better then some of the boys in his class who are getting “red” every day so I guess he’s doing all right overall 🙂

  21. Will got in trouble for having a potty mouth at school, he was saying poo and pee I got a talking to from the teachers so I guess yes

  22. oh my PN….yes, i spent some time in detention…not making it to class on time…getting caught up in”other things” in the hallways…terrible, terrible, iknow…

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  24. Kids: no
    Me: Yes, I would get in trouble for giggling and was sent to the principals office for that.

    Good luck with PN! Sounds like you might need it. 🙂

  25. I can’t remember ever having detention, but I did have to go to ISS (In-School Suspension) for a week once when I left chorus early to go to lunch with the other kids who were SUPPOSED to do that. I wasn’t. I did it for weeks, maybe months, before I finally got caught. That was the naughtiest thing I ever did in school. lol

  26. Both my kids and I have had detention. And I was suspended twice in high school for smoking in the bathroom.

    When my kids mouth off to me I used to send them to their rooms. Now my youngest has figured out that I can’t actually make her go to her room now that she’s a teenager so she tends to lose privileges.

  27. Hi. Iam a new follower. I discovered you while blog hopping! I would love for you to visit with me @http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com! Have a great week! Nope, None of us have ever been in detention and I hope it stays that way!

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