Hey, I could do with advice on this. I'm becoming increasingly unhappy with teaching as a career choice and really think I possibly made the wrong decision. I went into teaching at secondary level and have always been praised on my subject knowledge, planning and delivery of my lessons but what really gets me down is classroom behaviour. I wouldn't mind just naughty children as although it's irritating at the time at the end of the day that old saying about it being their time they are wasting is true but what I hate is being made to feel it's some sort of failure on my part. Also, is it just me or are children getting increasingly bolshy and mouthier about their rights and making complaints? Three times this week I have had children behave badly and when told off go to a member of the senior management team to complain about me and the way I dealt with it. I'm not criticising SLT there, I know it must be a hard job but honestly, when I was at school if someone had been rude to a teacher the last people they would go to would be a headteacher or deputy head! I've purposely taken badly behaved students into my class because I'm head of a faculty and feel I should but now I feel like it's backfiring on me. This just seems to be a society attitude and expectation, I'm not sure but do OFSTED look at parents' complaints now? It seems in the last three years or so complaints which would have been just ignored/dismissed as a child obviously exaggerating or taking something out of context are being taken very seriously which is embarrassing for the teacher and gives a misguided sense of power to the child. In short, I am questioning the way teaching is going and whether it's for me and I want to make a change of direction, still in education but not actually in teaching as I'm just sick of being blamed for kids' rubbish diets, lack of sleep, inability to concentrate and rows and arguments they have with other kids. Any suggestions? Thank you for reading my moaning post.