How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781452272986

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"As a school administrator and teacher, I have learned that parents are our most valuable asset. This book provides tremendous lessons to help school personnel maximize this priceless resource and positively impact the lives of students and families. Thank you, Marlyn, for a wealth of ideas and strategies for parents and teachers across the nation!"
—Lindsey Pollock, Principal
Houston Independent School District, TX

Discover strategies for positive partnering with all parents—even the difficult ones!

This must-have resource helps educators work effectively with all parents, even the most difficult ones, and prevent problems before they happen. Maryln Appelbaum offers targeted strategies, solutions, and skills to establish positive and harmonious relationships with all parents, overcome adversity, enhance the home-school connection, and boost student performance.

How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents helps develop specific skills for communicating with all parents, including parents who are difficult, angry, overprotective, or overbearing. Packed with sample forms, letters, scenarios, and vignettes, plus techniques for involving families whose first language is not English, this guide helps educators:

Establish relationships with parents of all backgroundsRecognize, and work with, characteristics of difficult people Be proactive in getting parents to cooperate and follow through at homeConduct expert parent conferencesHandle all types of parents, including "Know-It-All′s," "Blamers," "Helicopter Parents," and more

Indispensable for teachers, school leaders, counselors, and all educators, this will become a much-referenced resource for building cooperative parent-teacher relationships that positively impact students′ academic success.

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ISBNs 9781412964418, 9781412964418, 9781412964418, 9781412964401, 9781452272986, 9781452211275, 1452272980
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Edition 1st