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Old 11-24-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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YES, I have been in that position and it's so difficult!! I find that I need to be clear about my role when I talk to others (whether I'm speaking from the professional or parent role). Your child's health and safety comes first, and I would address those with administration/teachers and make it clear that you are discussing it as a parent. Of course you're privy to way more information than you would be as a parent, and that feels weird. As the professional, I don't always agree with what administration has done/said. In those cases, I say what I can honestly say I agree with to parents, and keep it minimal so I don't have to say things I don't agree with and I can appear to be supporting my school/administration without saying anything I don't agree with. Does that make sense? I'm tired and not explaining very well. It's a rotten position to be in
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