Good Morning All Today I come with a question about how students should be disciplined in School. My daughter is 5yrs old, and she is in kindergarden. Yesterday after her bath, I noticed that she had a red mark on her arm and i asked her what happened. She hesitated so again I asked "What happened". She finally says "Mrs. Richardson hit me with a ruler" So in a calm tone I asked her "well what were YOU doing or not doing that caused you to get hit with a ruler?" Again she hesitated, then said "Mrs. Richardson told me to turn around and I didn't, so she hit me" Hmmm..... I said to myself. I know for a fact this type of discipline has never been displayed or even mentioned to the parents in her 3yrs with this school. Now if my daughter is misbehaving in school or disrespecting the teacher or her classmates in any case I would be notified. My real problem is not so much as the teacher disciplining her as far as school policies allow, Im troubled that i had to "discover" the mark, and my daughter seemed nervous telling me who did it. If she was misbehaving in any sort of way I woulda been on it in a flash, but i was not notified of any unruly behavior or anything. What do you all feel about the way children of this age being disciplined physically without notification to the parents??