This all sounds so familiar!!! I am dreading parents evening!! I'm new to the school and look very young (it is only my 2nd year teaching too). I had one parent, the first time we met, express her initial concerns at having a new teacher and have since had the common "these books aren't hard enough" comments. Thankfully a member of my SMT supported me in talking with them and theyv only moaned once since. Had another one today though, another child in my class is reading at stage 6 but at home they are apparently challenging him with stage 9 books at home. poor thing! I'm really worried (especially as they are both boys) that they will be turned off reading and they will try and blame me!!! argh... reading + parents = minefield!