The Parent Trap: Road Blocks, Mishaps & Misunderstandings

Intended audience

Teachers, school counselors, nurses, deans, division heads

Keynote or breakout session

60 minutes


2 hours

Most K-12 educators are not prepared to consider parents in a substantial way. Like child psychologists surprised to learn that their professional role actually requires them to interact with adults on a routine basis, many K-12 educators don’t expect to enter into powerful relationships with parents, themselves complex beings.This workshop will:

  • delineate common challenges teachers and administrators encounter with students’ parents

  • shed light on the practical and emotional landscape of todays' families private lives

  • provide specific tips and strategies for managing difficult parent conversations

  • explain why (and how) you should develop collaborative partnerships with parents