i'm still in shock. This morning my husband and I went out for breakfast and upon getting out of the car in the parking lot I hear a kid call my name. I spun around knowing i had encountered another student. I run into a lot of my students and thier parents and in fact had run into one last week while i was wearing a bikini. So i was thankful that at least I had some clothes on this time. I smiled and went to greet the student and her mother and say some nice things about said kid. Before I had chance the mom opens her mouth and insults me by asking "Are you too stupid to not know how to act in front of kids?" The irony kills me. I asked what she was talking about and she eluded to one particular incident that happened early in the school year. And began berrating me in front of her child and my husband. I smiled sweetly told her and her child to have a great summer and politely walked away. As I walked away she started yelling at me. It was my first year teaching. I was stressed, overwhelmed and over worked. I was working nights waiting tables to get by until i could get a real paycheck (two months into the school year) I was also teaching remedial math, which i was not prepared for or certified to teach. I was trying to learn fractions all over again and very frustrated by that fact. So I was trying to teach a lesson on fractions and was trying to keep one particular boy under control. He was being a royal pain in the neck and I asked him to leave my room repeatedly and he refused. I didn't know how to handle the situation, my temper and stress levels rocketed and before I knew what flew out of my mouth i regreted it. I told the kid to get his expletive out of my room right now. I had never been so angry. I apologized immediately for what i said, got in huge trouble and went through all the actions and got letter in my file. This happened one time! But apparently word spread and I was the teacher who cursed out her students. The whole year went by and I never ever cursed again. This particular child was not even in the classroom when the incident happened. But she told her mother, who now assumes that I am the worst teacher and scream expletives at kids every day. It really disturbs me that parents act that way in front of thier children. Worse yet, that last years children have told this years children and they will all come in the door with a tainted view of me.