I spoke with someone from Bookboy’s school yesterday and learned that things are not as grim as they first appeared. Indeed, the person who got me all a’flutter in the first place may have been exaggerating somewhat. Nevertheless, I view the whole thing as a wake-up call. Bookboy has gotten very oppositional and disrespectful lately, and this experience seems to have helped scare him straight. That is, rather than fighting my efforts to work on his listening and respect skills, he’s actually working with me. So, while I’m still not thrilled that he got into trouble, I’ve decided to view it as a good thing, that may help Bookboy turn over a new leaf.