This is my fifth year of teaching but I am so frustrated, emotional and just beaten down that I want to quit. If my husband and I could afford for me to quit, I think he would be for it too so I wouldn't have to put up with this anymore. Long story short, I have a special ed kid in my class who has a disease. Mom calls herself the kid's advocate (which is great, much better than some parents who don't care) but starts out as mildly nasty and then goes to totally nasty depending on how irritated she is. Because of contagious issues, kid may not be coming back to normal school but is still technically in my class. She blames me, even though I have nothing to do with it. I've had at least 1-2 calls each day he is out during this "waiting period" while they figure out what to do. She's told me I'm being insensitive, discriminating ("but he heas a disease"), short (because I refused to have a mini conference 2 minutes before the school day started), and how mean I am. How much more do I have to put up with? When do parents cross the line to harassing? This is a vent but I really would like some serious advice...when is it harassment? I hate returning her calls because I know she's going to be nasty and make me cry (luckily I hold it in until I hang up). Anyone?