.......I think I reacted more to the accusation of "harshness" toward someone who simply advocated saying "Use a Kleenex," and mentioning what happened to the parents.
I agree with Nature that a sit-down conference wouldn't be warranted (and never read Xoe's post as specifying a sit-down conference) -- and I'm actually not sure if I'd mention it to the parent: I just know that I'd want to know if it were my 7yo.
Oh please.....asking for "a sit down conference" is the least of what I hadn't said, LOL! But somehow just because I said I'd tell the child she needs to use a tissue, and then I'd let the parents know that the kid needs to use a tissue-- I'm harsh, bolding "everything," yelling, embarrassing children, asking for sit down conferences with parents AND accusing the parents of bad parenting. I suppose some people think there's no kind or compassionate way to tell a 7 year old they need to use a tissue? Whatever.....I don't have time for the hysteria.