Does anyone else have a parent that won’t leave? We have an open door policy and encourage parents to come and be involved… but I have one who comes every day, stays the whole day, and brings her one year old as well. The baby roams the classroom, and has perfectly acceptable baby behaviors—trying to eat paintbrushes, putting marbles in her mouth, knocking down towers and taking puzzle pieces, crying loudly, etc. The parent doesn’t do anything inappropriate, but her presence doesn’t bring out the best behaviors in the child, the baby is a major disruption in the classroom, and worst—she chats with the assistant teacher for huge chunks of time and distracts the teaching staff. The child is not getting a true “school experience” and our teachers are pretty DONE with it (I supervise them). Next year, the child is moving into my own classroom. Does anyone have advice on proactive things I can say/do at our conference (prior to the first day) that may help with this issue?