I Am “that” Parent

Thank you to Karen Copeland for her kind permission for me to reblog her most moving & poignant post from her blog http://www.championsforcommunitywellness.wordpress.com. How I wish that all educators/parents would read this and take the time to understand our stories and find compassion in their heart. -signed, Mom who cries in school meetings.

This post is inspired by a recent post that has gone viral titled “Dear Parent: About THAT Kid” by an educator in Calgary, Alberta. It is a powerful post and I encourage you to read it. While I was reading the post, I thought about how easy it is to assume instead of be curious. I thought about the label “THAT” and how we become fearful of this – we don’t want to be known as “THAT” parent so we stay quiet.  I think it is time to be more curious about “THAT”. This post is dedicated to all the parents out there who are “THAT” parent.

Author: Karen Copeland

I am that parent.

Dear professionals: You know me, I am the one who asks questions. The one who seems like she is always asking for information. The one who makes suggestions on the IEP, or seems to…

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