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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Superman7, May 19, 2011.
Sounds crazy i know, but how about talking to them?????
Not enough apparently! I always tell one or two parents about positive behaviour or good work (on top of 2 whole school certificates, a star of the day every day and a class teddy for good behaviour every week) every day in the line. One parent has complained to smt that I don't pass on enough praise and wants stickers, which I already do for extra special things but tend to get lost.
Communication is so underused in school(s).
Do all your children achieve something different every day worthy of a sticker? I know mine don't. I give stickers out on Friday afternoon only and only if they are earn't.
Just realised I haven't actually answered your question though...
Just seen your reply and Id already posted my message.
Complaining about not enough praise? Perhaps the parent should take a closer look at their child to wonder why they aren't getting enough praise!
Maybe you need to know a bit more what this parent is feeling and why, otherwise you might get the wrong solution. Why have they complained to SMT before you have had a chance to have a good conversation with them? Don't get off on the wrong foot with them though by sounding cross / defensive about that. They might just happen to have mentioned it in passing to a member of SMT during a chat and not thought that it came across as a complaint about your methods. Or they might be more reluctant to talk to you than them for some reason.
It's a conversation that they won't want to have with the child with them I guess. Could be far more to do with the child than your system.
It's not Christmas yet.
I'm in trouble I haven't given a single sticker all year