Healthy Families

“It takes a village to raise a child,” says the old African proverb, conveying beliefs we all share. The “village” includes schools, religious organizations, and activities for sports and the arts, but parents are the primary authority in the life of a child.

Having parents visit the classroom can be a great experience. It can also be nerve-wracking. Will the parents treat you as a valuable part of their child’s life or blame you for their child’s problems?

Dealing with an angry parent.

Part of being a successful educator is knowing how to respond to upset parents and knowing how to avoid parental frustrations in the first place.

What to Do When Parents Blame Teachers

Almost every teacher on the planet has encountered parents who think their child’s problems in school are the teacher’s fault. You may be facing that right now with one or more of your students’ parents.

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