Student success depends mightily on three pieces: student, teacher, parent. But there are times as teachers we wonder if we are communicating effectively with parents. Teaching Channel addresses this in this fascinating article:
10 Ways to Manage Difficult Families
Middle School Math Teacher, Kelly Ann Ydrovo recently completed Learners Edge continuing education Course 859: Parent Trap: Achieving Success with Difficult Parents & Difficult Situations and outlined her top 10 strategies for dealing with difficult family members and difficult situations. Check out her tips below to help you establish positive, constructive relationships with the family members of your students.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.
2 thoughts on “Managing Difficult Parents”
Excellent article. I think one of the best ways to disarm parents in this situation is to express our own challenges as a parent. Building trust is essential in getting parents to buy-in as this can go south in a hurry if they think we’re judging them (the parents).
I rarely had parent problems and as I recall from your book, you didn’t either. When it starts with mutual respect, I just didn’t have any ‘difficult parents’.
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