The high school drama has started. No, I'm not referring to a theatre production or the social woes of teenage girls. It's back to school time and that means an exorbitant amount of complaints about teachers echoing in the hallways and in your home:
"She already hates me. She hated my brother. Now, she's taking it out on me."
"She teaches too fast, I'm over my head and have to get out of this class."
"I heard Mrs. Smith offers more extra credit. I want to switch to her class!"
For the past 15 years, I've heard it all.
While it's frustrating to hear these complaints from your child, the worst reaction you can have is a knee-jerk one, marching into the counselor's office and demanding a change in your child's schedule. Rushing to your child's rescue presents a conundrum for the counselor because there is little wiggle room at this point to change a student's schedule.