I'm a new preschool teacher this year. After the beginning of the year, I took over an afternoon class for four-year-olds and I love every minute with that class.Then the three-year-old teacher left and I was put in that class in the morning (temporarily they say but I'm not believing it til I see it) and every adult non-parent who comes into that room says, "This is too much." We have several kids with parents in jail/prison. We have kids with the same father and different moms. This is just to tell you what their home life must be like. In class, they not only don't listen but they are defiant. You can't put one in timeout (you have to stay with them, they get up and run around the room) without another throwing a huge block in the air. You can't sit down with a few kids and work with them on using scissors without a boy jumping on a girl and another boy jumping on top of them all. Tell them to move to a different spot and they say, NO. The other teacher and I are stressed to the limits. She also has other duties at the school. I've tried to talk to parents and have seen no interest or the parents tells the kids to "be good." Then the parent leaves and the kid runs across the room and starts ripping things off the wall. So you get the idea. It's impossible to work with the kids and accomplish anything because several of them demand fulltime attention to keep them from destroying the room. All of my body is tense. The director doesn't appreciate complaints about this and no help comes.