My BW returned to school in January from her shortened maternity leave. She wasn't happy about that. And while she was out for the first half of the year she had a sub that seemed to be more interested in being popular with the students and less professional. Nothing improper but substantially different than my BW's way of doing things. Compounded, if my wife needs to take a day for whatever reason, (we had our Little's 1st bday party on Saturday that she took off on Friday to prep for. ), and they always call on the same sub. It seems like that whatever happens while my wife is away undermines any positive relationship she may have with some students. It's not all of them but it only takes a few to really put the sting in hurtful behavior. For instance, a goodbye poster addressed to the sub was left with some notes on it about the sub being a better teacher and not liking my wife. It was 'accidentally' left for my wife to find. Today, she returned to find a stupid petition to have the sub be the teacher and my wife fired. Wow! I think it easy to say ignore it but she's been tender about her return all along. How does one deal with this? I suggested she speak with her P but she's decided that would be embarrassing. I'm not sure how to advise her further.