So a group of moms at our school have decided to gang up on one of my colleagues. They are accusing her of being a "bully teacher" and I don't think it's in a Theodore Roosevelt sort of way either. She is just very, very structured and very strict and an excellent teacher. Anyway, they made life miserable for her so The Boss allowed them to move their kids out of her room and into my room and another teachers. I don't really mind (at this point) because the kids I got are great in every sense, and so far I've charmed the moms enough that they are happy with their kids being in my class in spite of the fact that they've gone from a room that epitomizes order and structure to class of controlled chaos and random insanity (I have a real cast of characters this year) Anyway, these are uber-helicopter moms. And we're not talking little UH-1 hueys or even HH-60 rescue choppers. These are CH-47 gunships. The up side is that they want to help out a lot, have had all the fingerprinting clearances, and are willing work with other students in the class besides their own. The other thing is that I've always been really bad about having parents help in my class. I'm always afraid that if a lot of parents are in my room, I might be found out for the Fraud That I Really Am (c'mon, every teacher's nightmare, now isn't it). This has sort of forced me into that role. So, then. Any advice for the situation? Many have told me to try to keep these moms out of my room. So far they've been helpful and not critical. In other words, can I make the best of the situation? Oh, and as I hinted earlier, I have an insane class this year. Muliple off-the-charts behaviors and the rest are a general chatty bunch. I do need the help.