How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy
  

How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy

by Corwin Press
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A practical, quick-read resource to help school principals and teachers at any level gain the skills needed to deal with disgruntled and unhappy parents.

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Here are tips for dealing with parents diplomatically, and for acquiring the skills to disarm emotionally charged behavior. The book features over two dozen strategies for defusing angry parents, 50 practical ways to build parental support, along with annotated resources to help administrators deal with parents. (The High School Magazine, National Association of Secondary School Principals ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource for new and future teachers November 12, 2002
By Araxiel
Format:Paperback
This book contains so many helpful ideas that it ought to be required reading in teacher education courses. One of the biggest problems new teachers have is learning how to deal with parents of all stripes. New teachers ought to have a book like this at home or at school for ready reference.

In my own courses for teachers, I cover information that McEwan describes so effectively in her book. She's been there, done that, and new teachers can benefit from her experiences. It is well written, practical, and to the point with many wonderful examples. A worthwhile investment by any account.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Resource! February 21, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is fantastic! It breaks the issues down as to why parents are angry, troubled, afraid or just plain crazy, what staff does to cause it, and solutions for each. I would highly recommend this book to all school staff that work with parents on a regular basis!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for principals and teachers May 27, 2007
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed the book thoroughly. The author has a great sense of humor, which makes the book an easy read. I liked how the author pointed out the frustrations parents have with schools and teachers, as well as pointed out the different types of parents teachers and principals have to communicate with. There are tips on how to deal with angry, troubled, afraid, or just plain crazy parents, as well as tips on how to make your school more open to parents. Communication is the key in this book, and the more communication parents have about what is going on, on campus, the better the culture at the school will be. I also liked the back of the book that has a section for staff development. I think the reason many teachers avoid talking to parents is because they don't always know the right way to approach parents. The reason I could not give the book a perfect "5" is because I would of preferred a chapter specifically on examples of the "situations" and the different things that could be said in these situations. Listing the ways to handle a parent is great, but I also need several examples to help me practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource October 1, 2012
By J.C.C.
Format:Kindle Edition
I was required to read and review a book during a summer class I took for my Education degree. I choose this one because the title looked interesting, to my pleasure the whole book was also interesting. The author has a great sense of humor, I guess you have to when you've worked in education any length of time. She uses that humor to address many of the day-to-day situations teachers and administrative staff must deal with. Having worked in Early Childhood Education for a number of years, I found myself wishing I had read the book sooner. To my amusement/horror I discovered I too had been one of the "crazy parents" once, when calling my daughters school, and the principal had implemented one of the very strategies in the book on ME! Needless to say, it worked and I calmed down. I recently bought the Kindle version so I could easily reference it as needed, now that I am in the classroom as a teacher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book by McEwan November 4, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I think that this book is a good read for anyone who has intentions of going into School Administration. It is important because it gives good examples of how to deal with parents who make lives difficult.
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