I'm teaching first grade this year, and I have a parent who wants their child switched out of my class (which will inevitably happen). The parent met with the principal (supposedly b/c she didn't want to hurt my feelings), and now I have to meet with both of them next week, so that the parent can share the "information" with me. Apparently, the parent has kept a journal of things the child has said. Apparently, the parent hasn't said anything negative about me, but thinks it's the mix of kids that is not working for the child. The child seems to be very sensitive, and is having attachment issues because she hasn't been in a public school setting before (only private with small class size). Apparently, a boy in the class said something about a private part. I have taken care of that and have had no further problems. Although, sometimes I feel like I have to talk to some kids until I'm blue in the face about keeping their hands to themselves and saying nice words (not potty words). I have 2 other kids in my class, that really drain all my time and energy and it is really difficult to deal with them. I've talked with their parents, sent notes home (positive and negative). Hopefully, I will have a behavioral specialist to come in and observe them. I've had no problems with any other parents or problems in the classroom. All of the feedback I've gotten is very positive. I'm just not sure how to handle the situation. I don't know what to say. Especially about the meeting next week. I'm kinda shy and emotional, so I want to be prepared. I don't want to talk a lot, just maybe say, "Do what you think is best for your child." Help please!