Perhaps I am tired, but why do parents expect me to initiate behaviour rewards and sanctions on their behalf? Why do they expect me to be the one to teach them how to play nicely, stop answering back, tie shoelaces, look after their own property, become organised etc, etc, etc! Why can't parents take some responsibility for these things? How can I expect the children to understand the rules and routines, which are explained to the parents again and again, when the parents don't listen to me or read letters which explain and so repeatedly ask, or moan about, everyday occurences/ Apologies for spelling and grammar, I am too fed up to bother! Sorry, no reply necessary I just needed to vent.