I have been teaching now for almost three years, but I still get upset when a student disrespects me. I know its the group I have...but how do other teachers deal with being disrespected? Talking to the student and parents help, but yet disrespect persists. They sass and whine. I find it hard to be tough with them because I've had parents call me to apologize to students when I've been too hard. Suggestions? I reckon I should just face it everyday and keep talking to disrespectful kids and calling parents. My issue is that I find it hard to stop thinking about the next possible time it could happen...and I get so down! I am always happy and cheery in my classroom and try to instill enthusiasm in my students. Thanks! HS Spanish teacher.