My son will be 7 in July. He is currently attending all day kindergarten. He has attended 3 years of preschool so he was very prepared for kindergarten. I will admit my son is very talkitive. He gets that honestly from me. I was swatted everyday in kindergarten for talking. I explained to his teacher when I met her for the first time, that he likes to talk and that is his major problem. She told me at the time she is the same way and it would not be a problem. My son can be talking and doing something else, but when you ask him to tell you what you said he can do so without a problem. Now everyday at school he is in trouble. He has been on a point system for the last 3 weeks (this is the second time on the point system) and out of that time he has only had one day his teacher deemed a "successful" day. He can only earn one point or no points for the following behaviors: not disrupting the class, respecting others personal space, following instructions the first time he is told, and using an appropriate indoor voice. He is so smart and has always earned the highest grades possible for his age, but now the teacher is saying she will not tell him how to do his assignments more than once and his grades will be affected if he does not learn to listen to her the first time. Am I wrong or does this seem like a big expectation for a kindergartener? I just do not know what to do anymore. My son comes home crying that he did not earn his points for the day and in the mornings he whines his stomach hurts so he has to stay home. This is crazy. He missed school last week because of strep throat and he said, "I am sure my teacher will be glad I am gone so I am not there to annoy her" my feelings were so hurt. I told him that was not the case, but I know it probably is. I scheduled a meeting with the principal and the teacher, but I do not know what to say when I get there. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.