I'm still only a student teacher, but next fall will be in the real deal. Most people might thing this is kind of jumping the gun, but being autistic I have to ask what people thing is the obvious or what seems to be a strange question to ask sometimes to avoid any potential confrontations. I use verbal communication, but generally not for one to one conversation purposes unless I have to, but mostly when either teaching, performing, or presenting. So my question is, do you think most parents would be offended or not take a teacher seriously who uses e-mail as a way to communicate behavior concerns about a student in class? It would honestly be a way for me to think about what I'm saying before I say it, and my therapy techniques with my psychologist right now is addressing alternative responses and online appropriateness. I'm mostly kind of afraid of using a term or phrase that I am not aware parents may consider offensive, not realizing my issues with speech tone and volume that were documented in my medical records to be perceived as threatening or intimidating at times when I'm dealing with conflict, or general stuttering and not knowing what to say as often happens when I'm not going off of something rehearsed the way I do when I'm teaching or acting. Before anyone gets on me, I also realize that there are times where contact will be initiated verbally by other parents and co-workers, but I'm not asking a way to 100% avoid verbal communication, just how to put limits on it when issues arise that can turn into confrontations. What are some techniques you try when talking to parents about behavior to avoid them feeling attacked or insulted?