15 Ridiculous Things Parents Have Said To Teachers

15 Ridiculous Things Parents Have Said To Teachers

15  Ridiculous Things Parents Have Said To Teachers_Bored Teachers

We asked teachers what were the worst things they were ever told from angry parents at Parent-Teacher conferences. Here are the most ridiculous responses we got back!

1. "My son should not be prohibited from eating a peanut butter sandwich in class just because other kids are allergic. Just tell the other kids to stay away from him when he's eating." Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 1

2. "Can you accept me on Facebook, in case I have a question about homework, so you can respond right away? It’s easier for me."Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 2

3. "I’ll have to take my son out for a family vacation the week before Christmas. Could you make sure nothing too important is being taught during that week?"Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 3

    4. "Sorry, we're just a bit disappointed because we were really hoping to be in the other teacher’s class."Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 5

    5. Parents: "Please feel free to hit our child if he misbehaves…" Teacher: "No, this will not happen." Parents: "No, we insist!"

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    6. "My daughter said you told her she wasn't allowed to bring her hamster to school. That seems pretty racist!"confused

    7. "Can you not put time limits on tests? My son doesn't like to be rushed..."Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 6

    8.  "I thought teaching was about making a difference, but maybe for you, it's about the vacations."

    9. "Well I pay taxes, so really I pay for your salary, and I expect you to listen to what I have to say."Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 9

    10. "Could you put a little more energy towards your class? You’ll have all summer to chill, so just kick yourself a little and put a little extra effort into your job please. I hope you understand that I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m just concerned about the future of my children."Ridiculous things parents say to teachers - Bored Teachers 10

    11. "Can you please explain why my daughter scores A's in all classes except in yours? What’s wrong with your teaching?"

    12. "I don't believe in homework assignments, and strongly stand by my point. My son will not hand in any homework."

    13. "If you want your students to have certain school supplies for your class, why should we be responsible for buying it for them? It's your class, it should be your responsibility."not amuzed

    14. “Unlike you, I didn't settle for an education degree. I have a degree in psychology. You should show a little more respect when I make suggestions on how you should manage your class."excuse me

    15. In response to being asked to pick up their child on time... "I have to work! Isn't it the teachers' job to be flexible and take care of kids, so parents can work?"

    Tell us about your PTM horror stories in the comments & we'll add them to the list!

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    106 comments


    • Jim Dickinson

      Note on a report card returned with a signature. “I can learn him an ‘F’ at home.”


    • Chelsea

      I caught a kid plagiarizing their summer assignment for English I Pre-AP and gave her a 0. I gave her that grade for only a portion of the assignment even though I had the ability to give a 0 for the entirety of the project. Parents were livid and asked how did I know. I said her responses were too educated for an eighth grader going into ninth grade so I looked them up and they told me that I was picking on their kid. Then they proceeded to tell me that I was costing them 50,000 I’m college tuition because this would have her not be in the top 10% in three years. They also told me that another student was also at their house cheating on the summer assignment so why didn’t she get the same… well the friend didn’t copy and paste so would’ve been more difficult to trace for plagiarism… and you WATCHED them cheat and now are ticked that I was intelligent enough to catch them. In case they don’t remember, colleges kick students out of school for academic dishonesty. Especially the prestigious institution they were hoping young darling would attend.


    • Fawn Simpson

      Had a parent tell me she didn’t get a “good vibe” off of me because she had to introduce herself to me. She was mad that on the first day of school she had to come up to me and tell me who she was. She thought I should have approached her. I tried to explain that I had 22 kids I was trying to sort out, I was sorry she had to wait a few minutes in the hall. She asked to have her child moved. I was thrilled to not have to deal with her anymore.


    • Elisabeth

      My,child doesn’t lie… So you must be the one lying. I heard 2 versions of the story that were exactly the same already and yours is different so you’re the list. Her friend texted me the story already…


    • Educator A

      In a private school where parents spend thousands of dollars on each child’s education:

      “Why would you expect (my child) to bring home her progress report? She’s only an eighth grader!”

      “Because she’s an 8th grader.”

      “Next time, call me about her grades and every time an assignment is due.”

      Alrighty then.


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