I have fought this battle with bleeding-heart “enablers” in public schools since I started teaching. It is the single most aggravating aspect of my job. We have empowered a generation of spoiled brats, because we don’t want to hurt anyone‘s feelings or be accused of being too hard on them. Life is hard, if you do not prepare children for that fact, they will never find their inner strength, or flourish in the harsh conditions. That is why more money is being spent on prisons in America, than on schools. Lazy kids, with no impulse control, and the belief they can get away with murder, with virtually no consequences, turns a potentially beautiful flower, into a weed very quickly. If no pruning is done while they are young, they will not be productive citizens, only takers.