Last night at OH a parent told me that I would need to sit and hold her son when she dropped him off at school or he would go after her. First I said Oh. Then I told her I was not comfortable with the idea of having to restrain him. Then he'll go after me she said and that last year's teacher did and he did better than if she hadn't held him. He was at a different school last year and I get that this is a big change...I mentioned that to her as well. So I asked if he would be riding the bus eventually. She said yes and it would only be like that with him for a few weeks. He's just really shy she said as he is plopping up on his desk to sit followed with reaching for the markers on the white board so he could draw. I mentioned that he might be fine if he was busy/distracted by the neighbor student who is also in my class. She had already asked that her son's desk be moved to sit next to him which I did. I told her we'd figure something out but I wasn't comfortable holding him. Not to mention that I would have 26 other students arriving who would also need my attention. Then she mentioned her son's previous teacher had told her to request me. So, I asked what school they had attended. She told me and I told her I was unfamiliar with that teacher. She was a bit perplexed and said: She said you were friends. I said, the names not familiar but I meet lots of teachers at our trainings. No, she said you were friends. It clicked that another 2nd grade teacher worked with that teacher several years ago. Yikes! She said: I have him in the wrong room. Well, she ended up going to both the principal and social worker to discuss the situation. She was looking for support for the separation time but I don't know what makes parents think that just because 1 teacher did something a certain way that that will be the way all people work. It boggles me a bit. What would you think? Do? School starts next Tuesday.