Your Kid Needs to Be Allowed to Make Mistakes
You love your children and don't like to see them upset, but making mistakes and facing consequences are important childhood lessons that help them mature and eventually become functioning adults. If you do everything for them to keep them from making mistakes, or shield them from repercussions of mistakes they've made, you're not doing them any favors. Your instinct may be to ask the teacher to give your child a pass. The teacher would prefer that you hold your child accountable and teach him or her responsibility.