Thanks for everyone's support on my last post, I feel I should clear a couple of things up; firstly that the after-school club runs within the school itself, but is technically a separate entity (parents have to pay for the service, we have our own funding etc) meaning it's possible for us to kick kids out, but tricky as there's some rule or another stating we have to take the kids who attend the school and our supervisor is reluctant to remove them.
Secondly that all this takes place in the UK, so if I use odd terminology apologies, I will try and find the American equivalent.
We do have a time-out punishment in place for any and all kids who behave badly, we go with a standard five minutes, with a loss of outside play privileges for especially bad behaviour. Luckily we don't have to use it for many of the kids.
Regarding Tommy, AKA Satan wearing a child's skin; disorders have been suspected before since he is so badly behaved and seems to show no regret for it, but when I asked my co-workers I found out he's been tested before through school (and I do mean extensively, this school has a number of kids with various disorders so they're really awesome at spotting stuff like that) and the diagnosis is, as someone said in the comments; Tommy's suffering from a lack of parenting.
Now I'll give this mum her due, Tommy and his sister (who is a sweetie) always look healthy, are active and their school uniforms look well-kept too. Personally I think she never bothered telling him off when he was little and now she can't control him. As I mentioned before, he's a clever kid, in the same way that Dr. Doom is a highly intelligent super villain. X_X
Oh, anyone who was concerned after my last post for the Autistic boy; he's absolutely fine, his mum and dad were annoyed at what Tommy did but understanding that there's a limit to what we can do. We can keep Tommy away from their son as much as possible but realistically until we work out a way to either kick Tommy out or he starts behaving (ha!) our hands are tied. At least their son didn't seem traumatised and the few times we've had him in he's had a great time :).
The other night I was running our crafts table and we were making Valentines day cards; loads of paint and glitter were being applied, fun was had by all :) One or two of the kids were asking how to spell 'Valentines' or sometimes one of their classmates names. One little girl suddenly pipes up with 'Spawn Wrangler, how do you spell your name?"
I tell her, a little confused, but I have a slightly oddly spelt name so I've spelt it out for kids before. Cut to the end of the evening when I've completely forgotten that little incident and we're packing up, kids are being collected, etc.
This little Heavenspawn suddenly skips over, pushes a card into my hand and says bye because she's going home now. When I checked in the card she'd written 'Thank you Spawn Wrangler for reading us stories.'
Nice to be appreciated and I love that she remembered my original job as a storyteller.
^^ May all your Custy's heads fall off at awkward moments.