Twenty Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents
I'm good at a couple of these and horrible at others. Intellectually, I know this is a great list--full of reasonable and positive suggestions. Deep down, though, I'm angry with having to song-and-dance the parents. And I know why it's important. Trust me, I'm professional and informative. I make a point to communicate. It just seems to me that, in many cases, teachers are expected to take up a great deal of slack in this partnership, catering to demanding parents, calming unreasonable parents, and educating the confused parents. What I wouldn't give for a personal assistant.