no name now!
I have a student who goes to resource for reading, but I have him for everything else. The child is failing everything. He has a poor attitude and is somewhat lazy. The mom and dad have a horrible relationship, she actually left him for someone on the internet, but is back home now.. Mom blames everything on everyone else, of course. In the child's graded paper folder that he returned today, she wrote, "Y'all aren't helping him with anything!" That just made my blood boil. I wrote her back, and I know I was a little snippy! I told her that I was sorry she felt that way, as she "so nicely put it", and went on to explain to her how everything he does or has is reduced, and he gets way more time than he should to finish his work. I said that we were doing everything we could do, short of giving him the answers. I did tell her that I have seen progress this year. He is turning in work more, and is finishing up work a little better, and his behavior is much better. Then I asked her exactly what she wanted me to do. I told her I welcomed any and all suggestions! I told my principal to be ready, cause moma would probably be there in the morning. ! We have had problems with her before, and the school's security guard had to escort her off. I am SO sick of walking on egg shells around parents, especially IGNORANT parents. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just tell them how we really feel! I'm getting better at not just sitting there and smiling, I'm getting right back at them more. I guess after 17 years, I've just had enough. Anyone else feel this way?!?!?