How do you find the parents of your students? Are they helping their children to learn, or are they more of a hindrance?
Some parents can be incredibly difficult to cope with, of course. And sometimes an assertive manner and explaining the boundaries between their opinions and your professional work is called for.
But apart from those difficult parents, I strongly believe that parents should be kept informed about what we are teaching, and generally we should involve them as partners in their children’s education.
If you are going through a hard time coping with the parents of your students, please forgive me if my comments are off base or have caused you any offence; that is never my intention.
But if you agree that working with parents is a good thing, do share your tips below on how to achieve this goal.