Give me some advice...There is a parent who's child is very disruptive, will not follow rules, hurts others, tells fibs, so on and so on...The teacher has kept documentation daily on this child's behavior(and other children when necessary). Mother "Hates" this teacher and no one knows why. Anyway, mother is wanting the teacher's documentation so teacher has been making copies and sending home. Mother is using the teachers documentation to make other "issues". I suggested that sending home personal documentation might not be such a good idea...I keep a "journal" for my protection that documents needed incidents. I don't believe my documentation is for any parent to see unless it is brought up in a legale way. I could be wrong but are we, as teachers, allowed to keep personal documentation on happenings in our classroom to protect us against accusations that could arise later? Is everything we write capable of being public since we are public teachers? Here is an example: Teacher wrote in daily documentation about not knowing how child's morning went since teacher spent over an hour on the phone with parent while aid watched classroom(child did something to warrant a discipline from the aid), another entry stated dad brought an assigned poster to school so child could receive credit, teacher wrote what dad did and that dad was friendly. She did this to show that dad did not bring up any behavior issues nor did dad say he was unhappy with behavior issues that have happened. Mom took this the wrong way and wrote a letter, contacted the superintendent, that if teacher ever writes anything about them again she will take it to a higher power. My suggestion to this teacher is: Use a generic form to document behavior to send home. I think writing out what has happened tends to get misunderstood so a generic form might be a bit more straight forward. I also suggested to keep the personal documentation as well but not show it to the parent. This poor teacher is just having a time with this mom, it seems to me that it is a bit personal and I really feel for the teacher. Sorry this is so long, what do you think about personal documentation...should parent's have access?