It all seems like common sense until you’re standing there without backup trying to figure out what to do and say.
As the parents are sitting and watching, I take a moment during the class to drop off a small packet with “Parent Information” in it. This packet contains a list of parent conduct that I appreciate (read here ‘require’).
This consists of:
3. A fee sheet
4. A sheet that asks parents to watch quietly, take phone calls and conversations outside.
5. A sheet that explains that taking pictures is allowed but videotaping class is not allowed.
6. And finally a sheet that asks parents to make their habit to communicate with me outside of training time when possible because that 60 minute period is so busy that fitting conversation with parents in is distracting for me. I encourage my parents to email. But lots of them text and a few like to talk on the phone. I’ve been thinking that some of you might not agree with this. You might like to deal with parents ONLY during training time and I would love to hear how you balance the time. I don’t like missing time with the kids and I like missing my adult class even less. So talking to parents AFTER class is even more uncomfortable for me. What are your thoughts? Am I the only one with talky parents?