I’m teaching upper elementary and moved up a grade this year. Some of my students I’ve had previously. I have one parent who, honestly, I’d rather not have again. She’s very abrasive and complains about everything. Yeah, I know, it’s part of the job, and I’m generally pretty good at having professional responses to her in communication. However, I’m extremely careful about what I say and how I say it. She will question every assignment, every rule, every decision I make all year, and will go “up the ladder” if she doesn’t get the answer she wants. This parent’s child is a nice child. No issues there. Although, I’ll always be very careful around the child too because of their mom. Anyway, this all to give some context here. This parent interferes in every aspect of her child’s academics. Already, she is messaging me questions that her child should be asking me. Is there a way to ask that her child message me with questions about assignments, rather than her doing it for her child? I feel that at this age, it’s important for the child to start gaining some independence and reaching out when they have a question.