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Posted on October 14, 2019 1:11 am
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Carla Crumb
Carla Crumb
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Annoying Parents
How do you deal with a parent that comes two hours early everyday and wants to talk to you about their child and if it's not you it's administration and all of you have explained to that parent that school is not out yet so it is impossible to speak with them every single day but the parent is upset and feels like no one wants to collaborate with her on her child's day. Now the day of that child is in his planner and she has every opportunity to talk with the teacher or administration staff after school barring that there are no meetings we have to attend?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 14, 2019 3:58 pm

uqaTaq
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I would talk to your administration, and seek their advice on what do with this parent. Having a conference with the family of that student and inviting administration to the conference as well may be helpful in establishing clear boundaries.
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nuXuma
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I think a sit-down meeting administration would be the best course of action for the scenario.
  Posted on: October 19, 2019 9:05 pm

Danielle Brown
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I think that this might be the only solution, to talk with administration.
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 8:11 pm

sygaru
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A conference would definitely be a nice, diplomatic solution that allows everyone to discuss their concerns.
  Posted on: February 25, 2020 7:51 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 20, 2020 12:25 am

RamaJe
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I would try and set up a communication folder or something that goes home with the student every month. I know that you said there are things in the planner that the parent can see but it seems like you need to do something special for this particular parent. I know that that may be annoying, but if I think the parent just wants to feel like they are being heard and listened to.
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yperyH
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I think this is the best plan of action for the parent and the teacher.
  Posted on: July 2, 2020 3:12 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 21, 2020 3:34 pm

Nicole Morris
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The pickAtime Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler is a unique scheduling product whereby parents can log in and view the schedule of available appointments for only the teachers with whom their child has a class.
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Solution 4
Posted February 21, 2020 12:41 am

yJyLep
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I would first talk to administration about the parent and invite the parent to a parent-teacher conference after school or before school at an appropriate time. It is not ok for the parent to come before school two hours early every single day. Maybe when their child does something great in the classroom, phone home and let the parent know. The parent, for example, may have had a hard time in school and wants to make sure their student succeeds, but make sure you have boundaries as well.
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yperyH
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I think this is the best plan of action.
  Posted on: July 2, 2020 3:13 pm

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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2020 9:14 pm

Alyssa Moore
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You could send an email to the parents discussing the student's day--almost like an anecdotal note. Also, you can schedule one meeting a month with the parent(s) where you can talk about their concerns.
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Solution 6
Posted February 23, 2020 11:53 pm

Samantha Mayhew
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It is always best to try to establish a positive relationship with the parents, even if they are annoying. As overbearing as this is, I think it is a good thing that the parent is choosing to have an active role in their child's education. They seem to feel like they aren't being heard in their child's education and just wants someone to collaborate with them. I would communicate with this parent that you are very busy and can't spend each morning discussing their child's education, because then each parent in the class would expect the same. Offer to schedule specific times with the parent to discuss their child and reiterate that you are doing your best to provide the best opportunities for their child.
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Solution 7
Posted February 17, 2020 6:19 pm

Desiree Boyd
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Set a conference with the parents and tag along the administrator as this can be a violation
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