A Place Called Home

What are we to do when we encounter difficult families who do not support our efforts? It is of utmost importance to not give up. Remember, if we give up, the kids give up. We must not let this happen.

Think about a difficult situation you encountered with a parent and/or family? What made it difficult? How did you work to resolve the conflict?

We must accept the fact that a child’s family and/or economic situation has more influence than we do. As effective educators we must continue to be the best each and every day. What does your best day and/or encounter with students, parents and families look like?


Author: taylormitch

Elementary Lead Teacher - Grades K-4

3 thoughts on “A Place Called Home”

  1. Years ago, I worked in a facility for juvenile felony offenders. We worked well with the children. Even some of the families. But so many discussions centered around how if the situation at home was part of the problem (it often was) and that was not addressed or changed, all of the work the child did to make changes would often be negated when they returned to the same environment. Your post reminded me of that and the constant desire we had to help outside of the facility and often being unable to do so.


    1. Even though we were not able to help families as much as we had hoped, it was that constant desire that kept us going. I am always amazed when a family takes time to stop, think, process, and IMPLEMENT change.

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