I'm going into my third year of teaching a self-contained class of kindergarteners with autism. Most of my parents in the past haven't raised the question of experience or educational background, but I have had 2 or 3 worried mommies ask (I'm 24, with a baby face, and my major was developmental psychology). I know they're just concerned about their babies, so I don't take it personally. However, I don't think it's anyone's business how long I've been teaching or what my degree is in. I've found out the hard way that these are loaded questions. I was instructed last year by my principal to say I am certified to teach ESE if asked. Have any of you had this problem in the past? Do you have a good way to respond to these questions?