A little background: This parent is overly protective of the child, from having me "sensor" what plays we attend IN school, to not having the student participate in any field trips because the parent is afraid the child will get lost. Our P is very aware of this parent, and so far I've been able to handle all situations without having to get the P involved. With this email, I don't think it's necessary to get the P involved, I just don't how to respond. The child that is being referenced in this email is one of my BEST students and I can't imagine this student would be saying anything harmful. But I'm afraid if I respond as such, parent would take it as me calling her child a liar. (Trust me.) I've received a few emails from this parent referencing other students in my class who are harmless. I don't know where the parents child is coming up with this stuff. I don't know how to handle it because I feel as if it's getting out of control. But if I speak to him, he'll go back to mom. As for the "nerd day" reference in the email below, Thursday the kids dressed as "nerds." Most wore glasses with tape on the rims, pants and socks hiked up. It was in response to say no to drugs week--"Be nerdy and say no to drugs if that's what it takes." I need help because I don't know how to respond to the parent anymore. I think I've lost my calm, neutral-ness and need someone from the outside. I will speak to student A tomorrow to see if any of this is accurate. Any suggestions on response and how to handle this with the parents child?