Do you sometimes feel trapped against the wall with your child's school?
Does the school see you as a negative, angry, whining complainer?
Change your tone and your style!
Parental demeanor needs to be a blend of polite Miss Manners and Peter Columbo, who pretends ... I’m confused. Can you help me understand why you can’t do X,Y, Z to help my child?
When you are a focused, polite problem solver, school staff begin to view you differently.
You are now Miss Manners with a touch of Mother Theresa.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll learn more about the Wrightslaw model of advocacy and how to use the Columbo Strategy to lead to improved relationships with the school.
We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.