The hardest part of the night is still meeting with the parents that have already decided their student isn't smart or that their child won't ever be able to accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish. Our job as teachers isn't to place limits on our students, but I also feel, as a non-parent but someone that has parents, that the job of parents isn't to place limits on our students either. Helping them be realistic is one thing, but coming into a conference saying "I know that my kid isn't good at this and never will be so how do we work around it" instead of trying to figure out a solution is always troubling.
Both come from love, which I can work with.
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