It's no secret that Jonathon has a temper. He's also got a sarcastic streak a mile wide. Combining the two often leads to, let's say, not-so-pleasant exchanges between the brothers.
The real trouble rises when the temper shows up outside of home.
Yesterday at school, Jonathon got into an altercation with a student in his class. He's had a tough year with school, his temper and attitude don't help when kids bully him on the playground. I'm not so sure he's not a bully-problem himself sometimes. I've seen him at home, I can see it transferring to school.
Honestly, there are lots of things I could say that would sound like reasoning away his behavior, but none of that matters. It remains solely his own issue as to how he carries himself when a) things don't go his way, b) things are truly unfair, or c) kids treat him poorly.
So with that, he got into a fight yesterday at school. It was a shoving match he didn't start and he was on the losing end by the finish, ending up on the ground.
And he's serving after school detention today.
When he got home yesterday he was miserable. I'm not sure the detention is a proper punishment for this altercation (he's much more receptive to service related discipline), but I don't care much about it either. It's less a school issue than it is a Jonathon issue, and that's where I'm stuck.
Jonathon is getting straight As in school. He's been earning grade rewards and was looking forward to a grand end-of-year reward. But now he's serving detention for poor behavior.
My question: should the one affect the other?