How to Handle Difficult Parents: Proven Solutions for Teachers (Paperback)
How to Handle Difficult Parents is a funny, but practical, guide to working effectively with parents and avoiding unnecessary conflict. Whether you're a teacher (regular or special education) or a coach, this book will give you practical suggestions regarding what to say and how to say it to parents who question your lesson plans, challenge your disciplinary decisions, or threaten to tell the principal on you. Bringing years of experience as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and professor, the author shows teachers how to handle the most difficult parent types, including the Helicopter Mom, the Caped Crusader, Ms. "Quit Picking on My Kid," The Intimidator, No Show's Dad, and Pinocchio's Mom, among others. Emphasizing ways to help create constructive conversation, this revised edition of How to Handle Difficult Parents is a must-have for teachers everywhere, both those just beginning and those already deep in the trenches.
About the Author
Author Suzanne Capek Tingley has been a teacher, a principal, a superintendent, and an adjunct professor in education administration for the State University of New York at Oswego. She currently works as an educational consultant and freelance writer. She has done many workshops on dealing with difficult people for teachers, administrators, and office professionals.