The spoiler of books
How you can prevent your child from scribbling on books
Our seven-year-old son brings home library books—a new activity started this academic year for them. However, in the last two months, the teachers have complained that he scribbles on them, or tears a page out, sometimes takes the book back wet, or cancels out some words with marker. I find that he does read the books, and can tell us quite a bit about the stories or information in them, so it is not as if he doesn’t like reading or is being forced to read them. We are told that a few other boys and girls also indulge in this, and the only thing the school can do is threaten them that they will be banned from taking books. We really don’t wish this to happen. In what words or actions can we stop this behaviour of his?