Parent-teacher conference meltdown.

So everyone loves my daughter’s pre-school teacher, but there’s just something about her that rubs me the wrong way””and maybe vice versa. I recently went back to work after being a stay-at-home-mom, and it seems like she’s going out of her way to make me feel even guiltier than I already feel! Like she will say when I drop her off, “She really misses you now that you don’t pick her up at 1 p.m.” Um, gee, thanks!! Then yesterday was the parent-teacher conference”¦

So I get there and she starts showing me all of these great pictures Sophia drew and is telling me how Sophia knows all of her numbers and letters and colors. Which is great! So I tell her how happy I am that she’s doing so well in the class.

That’s when the teacher says, “I wouldn’t say she’s doing great. She misses you a lot.” I was like, OK, so what specifically is wrong with her? Does she cry? No. Misbehave? No. Is she not eating? No, she eats fine. Is she not taking her nap? No, she naps fine. THEN WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY DAUGHTER?? The teacher says, “I can tell she misses you because she won’t hug us.” I was like, WTF? And that’s when I lost it. I said, “Are you going out of your way to try to make me feel guilty? Do you think I went back to work because I wanted to make Sophia sad?? What is wrong with her not hugging you? What does that have to do with anything?”

She then told me that she could tell I was upset and that she didn’t want to upset me. Just to tell me that my daughter was not adjusting. It has been all of two weeks! So my question is””do I contact the principal? I feel like she totally stepped over the line! Or was it me who over reacted??

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