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

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Emotionally charged, often disgruntled, and occasionally abusive parents--sound familiar? The newly revised, second edition of Elaine McEwan's bestselling classic will help you manage your most difficult audience, adding several new features and examples that will give you the confidence and skills you need to handle such situations, including:

* Over two dozen strategies-enhanced and updated-to
defuse emotionally charged parents
* An updated, easy-to-administer Healthy School Checklist to
determine if your school's culture encourages parents or
pushes them over the edge
* Fifty Ways to build parental support for your school
* Ten Goals-at-a-Glance to help keep your school-community
relations on target
* A built-in facilitator guide--ideal for book groups and staff
development, including energizers, suggestions for
role-playing, think-alouds, and questions for reflection and
discussion

Every educator will find invaluable strategies for handling angry and unresponsive parents and the critical issues that cause misunderstandings. Following McEwan's seven steps of effective problem-solving will help with quick solutions while creating a nurturing, healthy school environment. And in today's schools and a NCLB environment, developing a supportive parent-community relationship is essential to everyone's success.

Additional Information

Author Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher Corwin Press
Publication Date 2004
Edition Second Edition
Pages 192
ISBN No
ISBN13 9781412904445