As a parent, you know your child. It may take three attempts and some bass in your voice to get your kid to behave (and let’s not forget the hushed murmurs and rolled eyes). So if we are aware of our children’s propensity to not listen and behave in a certain manner, why is it so hard to accept this realization when it comes from an outside party?… More
You pick up the phone and immediately you hear your son’s 7th grade math teacher on the other line. His teacher proceeds to tell you that not only did your son get caught cheating on a test but he raised his voice to her when she scolded him. After numbly listening then subsequently arranging a parent-teacher conference for that afternoon, you hang up and all you can think is, “I’m going to kill him!” This situation is the startling reality for many parents who find themselves having to go to the school for a parent-teacher conference where bad news is going to be received.