Tips from Veteran Teachers on Dealing with Parents

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You can say no to parents.

Politely, diplomatically, gently, but firmly, you can say no and survive!! For example, a parent asks if you can send each assignment home a day ahead so that they can go over it with him or her the night before? You can respond with a no and then give an explanation.

Mary A. Lang
Gwynne School
Gwynne, Alberta, Canada
Grade Levels: K-2

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