Thursday, March 28, 2013


You know, no matter how fantastic you are as a teacher, there will always be one parent who is not satisfied with the job you are doing.  And it hurts!  You put your heart and soul into your profession and do the BEST you can every day – and then someone nit picks.   A veteran teacher of 40 years gave me some good advice that I wanted to share with you.  When she has parents attack her she says, “This has nothing to do with me.”  She repeats the mantra in her head as long as the parent complains.  Who knows what family or work issues the parent may be having, and you might just be their scapegoat for their troubles. 

Another good course of action is just to listen, listen, listen.  Bite your tongue and don’t try to defend yourself because when someone is upset they are not always rational.  Let them get it all out and then say, “What would you like me to do about it?” 

Don’t be too hard on yourself.  Think about all the positive things you do for children every day and remember that Dr. Jean loves you and thinks you’re doing a great job!!!