Thank you for this article. I am in the last few weeks of student teaching and the parents are the portion of the career that make me the most nervous. I have already seen how some of the parents are treating my mentor teacher (demanding that their child do less homework, that their child be able to go to recess (even through they didn't complete any of their homework), and sending back homework that was obviously done by the parent). I know that building positive relationships with the parents will be difficult, but immensely rewarding. Thank you for the advice.
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