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Re: Parent Conflict
Posted by Another odd option? on 1/22/2020, 5:47 am, in reply to "Parent Conflict
I typically am hard nosed about getting what I want from the kids but within the last few years every now and then in frustrating situations like this, I step back to ask “does this REALLY effect other kids? Is there a way where I can keep it from effecting other kids?” Especially In a situation where it doesn’t and it’s a parent being stubborn (never the kid), I let it take its course and “ignore it” to see what happens. Lord only knows what’s really happening. Sometimes the parent is unstable and wants to upset you because they are bored. As new opportunities pop up this year, consider talking to the kid (to help build their perspective of work ethic) and parent about why you are reluctant to have them participate because “what about the other kids who have done what was asked?” And ask them to justify with a reason.
And of course, if it’s not there already, put something in the handbook about class expectations and be sure that parent signs off on it. It’s annoying when parents want to be childish but it’s rare, in my experience.