Forgive me if this thread has already been done before, but I'm curious what the situation is like for others. I'm big on focusing on the positive, and one of the major positives of my school (despite it being far from perfect) is the supportive parents. Some teachers at my school struggle with parents, but I've found that as long as you approach them in the right way, you'll get support. I have about 150 students and calling parents is a major component of my classroom management strategy. I think I've only had 1 negative reaction from a parent all year, and that situation eventually got worked out. Have to say I'm lucky. What about everyone else?