I have a co workers child in my class. We have bumped heads a few times about minor stuff. Mostly about her daughter's reading level and what books she should be reading for AR. For the most part I have given in and she reads the higher level books although she is not quite as successful as I would like her to be. We have lunch from 11:45-12:30. Her Mom teaches another grade level and they have lunch from 12:15-1:00. On several occassions she has taken her daughter to her room from 12:15 until whenever she sends her back. I have never said anything to her about this, because really we don't do a lot of instruction time from 12:30-1:00 because we are coming back from recess and we do drinks and bathroom in the class. It usually takes about 15 minutes to get the kids in and settled. So if we have things to work on we finish it up or read for AR time. Anyway today she says to me I'm keeping her until 1:00. My response to her was (and it would be for any parent) lunch is over at 12:30. She got mad and went to our principal who she met in the hallway. I don't know what was said but she came to my door demanding that I give her her daughters jacket and back pack. I told her she could come in and get it. In the process she takes folders out that her daughter needs. So I follow her in to the hall way and tell her she needs them to do her homework. The daughter turns like she is going to come get the folder and the Mom turns to her and says, " You don't need to listen to her, she means nothing to you." I was completely floored. At my conference time I go ask my principal what was going on and he informs me that she was pulling her kid not only out of my class but out of school. So my question to you is "have you ever had to deal with coworkers as parents in your class and how did you handle the situation.? Did you give their kids special privilages? Did you treat them any different than the other kids in your class?