First of all I am not giving up on this profession, but I am starting to understand why there are a lot of people that leave teaching after 5 years. I'm also starting to understand why the first year is all about survival. I'm not sure I'm going to survive, but I'm going to try. I had a student's mother come to my principal and say that her child told me about another student harrassing her and I didn't do anything about it. I would never not do something if a student told me they were being harassed. This child is very quiet and so I wonder if I misunderstood what she was trying to tell me. The same allegation was made against our counselor and she says the same thing, that the child never mentioned being harrassed. This just really sucks that this is happening my first year of teaching. I know I'm a good teacher in a lot of ways, but then I wonder if I can handle all the "stuff" that comes with this profession. I won't give up. I just hope I'm not forced to give up my dream because of something I misunderstood or what may very well be a fabrication on the part of the parent.