I have a meeting with a parent this week. I was informed that she had some problems with various things happening in the classroom. Her child was homeschooled before this year (3rd grade.) I feel like the mom might be expecting the worse and projecting that on her daughter. Her daughter may be saying things at home to make mom feel better. At school she is happy, does her work and is appropriately challenged, but not overly so. She has been a very popular student, and has lots of new friends. But apparently, I made her feel like she is behind. I did tell the mom that she needs some handwriting help and sent home a 2nd grade workbook, because my students are doing cursive and she is still working on print. She is picking up on the cursive fine. I also told ALL the parents at parent night that their kids need to work on addition and subtraction facts. Anyway, maybe I'm missing somehting but at school things seem fine. I'm a little worried about the meeting. How can I kindly tell a parent to give her child some space to settle into school? I think mom is having seperation anxiety, and having a hard time letting go, after being a homeschool mom. Any suggestions?