Parents, parents, parents! I really used to be loved by my parents. I looped with my last class and they were begging me to move up with their kids again. I do monthly activities to invite them in the class to see their kids perform in some way. I hand-write thank you's for attending meetings or Open Houses, mail thank-yous to their houses for Christmas gifts (I made this an annual tradition after one parent told me her daughter slept with my card for 3 days she was so excited). Maintain a website with tons of pics of the kids and their work, create and send home copies of class books showcasing the masterpieces their babies have written--I'm telling you, usually I'm a hit-ah, the good old days! This year it seems I can't do anything right when it comes to pleasing parents.