My son got in a fight at school today and was suspended for the day. When I walked into the office I heard, several times, that on the playground "he was running around hitting kids". They made it sound like he had gone wild. Chance was hysterical. When I finally got him to calm down I asked him why he was fighting. Because that was the question that popped in my mind because even though, granted, my son is too handsy, too touchy, and he plays too rough for a lot of kids – there still are other boys who play, or enjoy playing, just as rough – I've never known him to just start hitting kids randomly for no reason.
It turns out three to four other boys were calling him names, ganging up on him.
Neither of these behaviors is acceptable.
I am so frustrated. And tired. And I'm starting to get angry.