My daughter is a very good kid but lately she has been "pulling sticks in school". Thats their system for if kids disobey the rules. They start out with 100% conduct and get a point taken for every stick pulled. Shes pulled 3 in two weeks for talking in the hallway. One time she said all she said was I like your shoes to another child walking with her class. I explain to her that it wasn't necessary for her to make that comment and she thinks its silly for her to get in trouble for saying one little thing. So I explain that the teacher is the law while shes there and if they didnt have a system every kid would talk and it would be chaos. Well she gets a one night punishment when she pulls a stick. Like no computer games. No snack or whatever. This time she got a week of an earlier bed time and my lord youd have thought Id have beaten her with the way she acted. She gives excuses, she blames me. We communicate very well in our house but geez. She has been picking up alot of things lately. Being rude to me in the mornings especially. Yesterday she was eating breakfast and has a miniscule piece left and I told her to go brush her teeth and she snapped back at me that she wasn't done. She hummed to block me out from talking to her the other day. Ahh, I get soooo frustrated. She gets timeouts and talks but nothings getting through that thick skull lol. I know I know be consistant and firm but I just want to scream in a pillow sometimes. Btw shes 7 and is in first grade any advice?