DD is 6 and in first grade, I have noticed from volunteering at her school that 1st grade its a big adjustment grade and the start of kids picking up bad habits. DD has always been a perfect kid in school,never given me a problem and all her teachers speak highly of her and her manners. So you can imagine my shock when the security guard tells me DD was choking a second grader during recess. The security guard is a nice guy and he mentioned it as conversation but like dd's old teacher said, he shouldn't have told me this because that's not his job. Well I asked DD what happened and if she was choking a child and she said no. She started crying thinking I was going to punish her but I just wanted to get to the bottom of it. I called dd's pre k teacher( I don't have her current teacher's number) and her pre k teacher contacted the current teacher and this is what happened.
DD and 2 of her friends were playing,DD thought it would be fun to take someone's jump rope and tie the second graders hands. So her 2 friends did it and the second grader started to cry. Now at home DD likes to play cops and robbers and she even dressed as a cop for career day so I know she likes playing that. However tying someone and choking them are 2 different things. This happened like a week ago and I am upset that her teacher did not tell me about it. I am going to speak to the teacher tomorrow and I told DD this was her warning to not hide things from me ever again and that she is not to play with anyone like that. DD is very sensitive when you reprimand her and she started crying. I just hope this was a one time thing and not some weird stage kids get lol. So would you have punished her?