Just finished my second parents evening, and have come home crying Why is it that you can have 24 parents tell you how much their children love school and are making so much progress and love having you as their teacher, but then have a negative parent that completely get you down? Tonight I had the pleasure(!) of meeting with the parents of a child who finds it hard to listen and is rather silly. They know he is like this as I have spoken to them about it before. I explained in more detail tonight, and the mother starts to shout at me and says that my teaching must be bad, and that she's been a teacher for 20 years and I must be doing things wrong if his behaviour is still poor. Funny how all of the other children seem to be engaged when i'm teaching, whereas he's more concerned about playing with the velcro on his shoes, or destroying school rubbers/pens. (I think bing a young teacher didnt help me here). I know people may say that I shouldn't take it to heart, but I work so hard every day that it gets me down if I'm shouted at like that. Anyone else have a bad parents evening experience?