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Dealing with Emotions

It is important to notice if your own feelings are getting in the way of expressing yourself clearly and in an appropriate way.  It is hard to be respectful, when you are full of emotion.       

If you are feeling confused or angry...

  • ask questions until you understand
  • take a break
  • reschedule the meeting or telephone conversation

Just as you may become anxious, angry or defensive when trying to get services for our children, school personnel may also react emotionally to attitudes and accusations made by parents. They may become defensive when attacked or presented with requests or demands they feel are inappropriate.  The members of your child’s education team can avoid this situation by taking some time apart to calm down and gather their thoughts.

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