This doesn't happen that often and it is surprizing that it is usually older children. Friday I was reviewing State reseach papers(4th grade) and I told one girl to cut a sentence because it was repetitive. I tried to explain flow and choppy writing and the difference to the reader. Well I guess she liked that sentence and so she went back to her desk and burst into tears. I told her that she is the author and if she feels that that sentence is important to her paper then to leave it in. I tried to point out where she had already said almost the exact same thing...but oh well. I tured a kids card for distracting behavior and he was fine with it, he expected it...i'm possitive. Girls are so much harder to deal with than boys.