One of the big issues in schools today is "bullying." Parents and teachers struggle daily with how to stop this behavior.
However, there are plenty of things you should never lie to your child about, too.
Life is complicated and, as a parent, there are going to be plenty of tough conversations you'll have to share with your kid.
In Luke's case nothing was done, despite Pat's complaints to the headteacher and the school governors. Teachers complained that he fiddled with his tie, or stood up when the other children were sitting down.
Both parents had felt that the school was not being patient with their son. Pat went to the school to find out what had happened.
" Ask the parents of any teenager if counting still works.