Struggling a little with own son being at same school as me. He is in KS3. Unfortunately, he is getting into some minor scrapes and is getting detentions. You may think this stupid, but I worry that this reflects on me and that I look like a bad parent. He has missed some homework and despite me monitoring this and checking his homework diary, he is getting into trouble. He sometimes does not write down all the work. He does not seem to care that I am concerned that he is letting himself down - there is always an answer from him that it is never his fault. He is not bothered that I am becoming increasingly embarrassed. Other staff members are very good, and most tend not to accost me in the staff-room. How do I get my voice heard as a parent and not as a teacher? I trust my colleagues' judgement, but feel that I am floundering with my own feelings on this matter. Thankfully, I do not teach my son. Any practical, helpful advice would be welcome - particularly from people who have experienced something similar. Thanks.