Dealing with Difficult Parents (Webinar)

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 August 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA9TS

Do you love teaching young people but find one of the most draining parts of the job is dealing with difficult parents? There can be everyone from the “It was never my child,” to the “My child always has to be top of the class.” Most teachers are taught how to teach young people, but they were not taught how to manage difficult parents.

In this webinar, you will learn a number of techniques and strategies to be better able to work with difficult parents.

What you'll learn

  • Understand why some parents seem difficult and troublesome.
  • Learn evidence-based techniques to use so that people will listen to you.
  • How to work with “lawnmower” parents (those who mow down any obstacles in their child’s path.
  • What are reasonable suggestions from parents and what are unreasonable demands?
  • When do you need to involve the principal or the board of trustees?

Target audience


When: Monday 24th August @ 3.30pm

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $25 +GST (per person)

Like the topic but can’t make the time? Register for the live session and you’ll receive the recording after the event.

Note also that registrants who attend and complete the webinar will receive an attendance certificate.

About the presenter

Michael Hempseed is the author of Being A True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community. The book is being used by the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, GPs, counselors as well as many parents and teachers. Michael gained an honours degree in psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. In 2016 he spoke at TEDx.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

24 August 2020 – 24 August 2020