I start back to teaching next week but am anticipating some "concerns" from parents when they see I'm pregnant and hear i'll be missing a few months. I've already heard comments from the tight community that "the poor students can't deal with more than one teacher...." Overall, our school parents are very pushy and opinionated about how we do our job. They comment that everything should be focused around ONLY their child, they try to tell us how to run our days etc etc. I don't let parent comments bother me or influence my teaching, but feel that i need a strong script about how the classroom will run smoothly and there won't be any detriment to their child while i'm gone. I know these 8 year old kids are resilient, and parents need to know that teachers have a life, too! Any advice or key phrases to tell parents? Thanks!