I teach in a small town. Last year, I had a mother that would text me at five in the morning. I never gave her my phone number, but another person did. I had parents that texted me all through out the day. So this year I decided not to give out my cell phone number. I have a mother that came in on curriculum night and demanded my cell phone number. I told her I would text her later. I never did. Last week we did parent-teacher conferences. She did not show up. I called her on my cell, but I blocked the number. During the conversation she said twice that "I need your cell number." I kept ignoring her and didn't give it to her. Today she sent a note that stated "I need your cell phone number. I only text, so I have to have it." I don't feel I should give it to her. I do have one mom in the class that has it because I had her older daughter a few years ago. I have asked her not to share it with others. Am I wrong for not giving out my number to parents? I give my email to my parents. I check emails two or three times a day. I feel that is enough. Do you agree?