I was in contact with parents and managed to form great relationships with some of them and their children. I used one of them as a reference when I looked for another teaching job in a different state. I e-mailed two parents with my professional e-mail I use at home. One of the students got a hold of that email and sent me this letter: "You totally win best English teacher! My English teacher this year is so strict, way beyond what's necessary. She isn't mean, but she is definitely my least favorite teacher. So how're things with you? I'm still excited from Doctor Who season 7 premiere, "Asylum of the Daleks", which I thought was pretty good. Your faithful student, ****" I taught eighth grade. I had a GREAT relationship with this student. However, he wrote to me without mom's e-mail attached. My last school (where I knew the student) teacher who was accused of having inappropriate contact with a different student and it has made me incredibly wary of how I confine with them. I do want to write back to this student, but it would be on an unmonitored e-mail and want to be very careful. How can I go about this? Should I write back to him? Should I include mom in the e-mail?