I am asking a parent to come in for a conference in a few weeks when we meet with only parents of students in need. This boy is one of my brightest, but very defiant. Mom is well aware of this (she warned me all about him before school even started). I have had contact with her on days when he has been out of control or doing physical harm or destruction, but for the most part between my assistant and I we handle his issues throughout the day and move on. I don't feel the need, or have the time, to contact Mom every day about his behaviors, and most of them are irritating and defiant, but not major. My assistant, unfortunately, has turned into his one-on-one on many days to deal with him so that I can teach uninterrupted. I want to have Mom in to make sure that she is aware of this- that just because she isn't hearing from me every day doesn't mean her son is a little angel in school all day. I've said this before, but she's a bit flaky so I want to make SURE she gets it. And next year when he is in a classroom with more kids and only one teacher, I think she will be hearing from his teacher much more often. I don't want her to sit in the K room and play the, "I don't know what's going on, he was so good in pre-k!" card. Any thoughts? Is this a good idea/bad idea/and idea how to word this to her??