When my daughter was in kindergarten, a boy two years older knocked her down in the schoolyard and punched her in the stomach.
When I found out, I was livid. I marched into the principal’s office demanding that the boy be punished and his parents called.
Of course, my assumption was that his parents would be livid too. I thought they would be surprised by their son’s behaviour and maybe apologize on his behalf. I didn’t expect them to do what they did