Dealing with Difficult Parents as a Teacher


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All of these are common characteristics of a difficult parent EXCEPT _____.

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1. Ms. Sims was surprised when Harry's parents were openly hostile toward her at 'Back to School Night.' They bombarded her with rude questions and ridiculed her teaching approach in front of the other parents. How should Ms. Sims approach communication with these parents?

2. What is mentalization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some parents can be difficult, and the questions you will find on this quiz and worksheet will challenge your knowledge of the ways teachers can manage difficult parents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on this quiz and worksheet are about the following:

  • Definition of a difficult parent
  • Reason why it is important to communicate with difficult parents
  • Definition of mentalization
  • Triggers when dealing with difficult parents
  • Type of difficult parental behavior that a teacher should get assistance handling

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- guarantee that you grasp the most important information from the lesson about dealing with difficult parents
  • Defining key concepts - be sure that you can correctly define main phrases and terms, such as difficult parent and mentalization
  • Information recall- access the information you've attained regarding triggers when dealing with difficult parents

Additional Learning

To find out more about how to deal with difficult parents, review the linked lesson named Dealing with Difficult Parents as a Teacher. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Explaining how to set up systems for parents
  • Providing examples of systems that teachers can set up to communicate with parents
  • Describing the connection between having a good relationship with a parent and their child doing well in school