Do you need help building relationships with difficult parents?
The truth is, building quality relationships with parents can be HARD. Pinterest is ready to come to the rescue, but communicating with parents doesn't always come easy. Sometimes it is a laborious and time-consuming process that leaves teachers feeling powerless, defeated, and overwhelmed. We can have great relationships with 99% of our students' families, but it just takes one difficult parent to leave us feeling like failures. So what can we do when we are having a hard time building positive relationships with parents?
The point of this post is not to stereotype or blame parents, but rather, to provide real, actionable strategies that will help teachers when they are facing the challenges that come with parent communication.