I teach 1st grade, and have a boy in my class who I'm about to tear my hair out!!! Anyway today he didn't finish his work so at lunch he told his friend "Friends help friends out so help me get my work done" Being first grade, and his friend is pretty smart, he helped him (being he did it for him) The friend realized he was wrong and told me that if he was to help again he would actually help not do it for him. Anyway I am making the boy fix all his work for homework tonight. I am sick of having to ask him to work and help him all the time!! Anyway, he is also say many things about his mom that I feel are inappropriate. Today he told me and a mom helper "My mom does everything I tell her to do. I control her she does not control me." Those are his words I didn't change a word! He goes on to tell me his mom is ungrateful and yells at him all the time. His mother drives me crazy (calling all the time, writing notes all the time etc) I'm pretty sure she will call tomorrow and will be very upset that one: he got 2 frownies on his contract for incomplete work and 2: I put him on yelling for having someone else do his work. She gets really upset easy (once she told me she didn't sleep for a week when I wrote her a note about how he didn't get his work done). Anyway, I'm sick of all the drama going on, and I'm tired of it. My question is do I let the mom know all the things he says in class to me, parents and students? And how do broach (sp) the subject with her?