First up, I will state that a loving parent who respects your role in their child's life is a treasured partner for a teacher to have. But sometimes we must partner with individuals who are less helper, more horror story. Whether the problem is absent or uninvolved parents, or parents with too much input, we still are charged with doing what is best for our students, and that includes establishing a parent-teacher relationship. Here are some easy ways to deal with five common parent personalities that have helped me survive (so far!).