Parents can be a teacher’s greatest advocate—and that’s why it’s important to know how to handle even the hardest parent situations. In fact, new teachers reported that parent communication is one of their biggest challenges. This teachers’ edition of the all-time best-selling How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Seem Crazy provides invaluable strategies that teachers can use to defuse angry parents and to work with all parents to advance the success of their children. Addressing a variety of educator needs and concerns, this resource
• Helps teachers get parents on their side with a set of proactive practices and policies
• Provides guidelines for teachers to follow when meeting with parents during annual reviews and IEP meetings
• Includes advice and vignettes that reflect challenges and concerns of today’s teachers
With resources that will remain relevant to teachers throughout their careers, this book provides a clear explanation of the complexities that interact to create dysfunctional parents and how teachers can most effectively problem solve, communicate, and learn from their relationships with parents.
Use this template from How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Seem Crazy by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins as a guide for preparing what to say during an assertive intervention with parents.