I guess there is no in between when it comes to parental involvement. For the last two years, I have worked at a school where there was little to no involvement. Some of the parents wouldn't care if their child ever passed a test. This year, I transferred and parents are totally obsessed with their child's grades. If a child doesn't make an A on everything of course- I am doing something wrong. I have a classroom full of geniuses according to my parents. Granted, I have very bright students, however... In my classroom, parents have told me upfront," My child has never made a B on anything!" I am getting emails left and right from parents who are questioning why their child is making B's on assessments. It bothers me because the parents keep telling me the same thing. They are telling me that their child is heartbroken. One particular parent( she is a math teacher) emailed me about her child struggling in math this year. The parent said that the child cried and said she was dumb. The parent wants me to tutor her because she doesn't want her to have a B! The child has a 94 average right now. I guess I just don't know what to do. Honestly, it is the parents that are devastated not the child! What would you do to help the parents understand that 5th grade is a challenging year. We are trying to get them ready for middle school. If a child is making all 100's then apparently they aren't being challenged in my opinion!