Today we were at our local home school co-op. The kids are divided up into 3 groups and rotate through 3 stations. In the process of dividing the groups one of my sons was split up away from his buddy. Not his only buddy just the one he wanted to be around today. About halfway through our first station he comes walking into the other room and says the leader told him to switch and now join this group (the one with the buddy). I find out later that he was complaining and the leader said he was free to join the other group. HUMPH!
He has friends in both groups and I'm not set on which group he should be in, but I felt that his behavior was far less than adequate and probably hurt the feelings of the boy in the group he left (there was only one other boy, the rest were girls).
As much as I want him to understand how that other boy felt I don't think I'm getting through to him. He's agreed that next time he'll stay with the first group, so I don't think this is a direct disobedience of any sort. He's just not being compassionate and I don't know how to guide him to that point.