Hi everyone. I've had a particularly bad parent week, and I just can't seem to move past it. One of my students was angry with me for disciplining her, and went home and told a lie about me to her parents. Her parents then went and called several other families in the school and spread the lie. My principal then met with them and the child admitted the lie, but the parents have refused to call the others and recant. I'm not angry at the child - she's just a kid and made a mistake - but I can't believe I haven't even received an apology note or call from the parents. My reputation has been tarnished, slandered even, I have other parents calling the school upset, and I'm having a hard not being angry with these parents. Everyone tells you not to take things personally, but this is a very personal and emotional job! How do you leave school issues at school, and not let them bug you (and your poor family) at home?