Imagine This: You have a student in your classroom that consistently cannot or does not meet classroom expectations. You have tried implementing the right responses to her misbehaviors in class, and you have worked diligently to correct behavioral concerns so that she can be successful within your class. You have referred her to an administrator, and you have called her parents a few times. After your third phone call to her parents, her mother begins to defend her child’s behaviors, and comments that you never have anything nice to say about her child. Or, maybe her mother is simply exasperated with her child and is communicating her own frustration about her child to you. This negative response (often cultivated in families by phone calls bearing bad news) don’t do anything to support or help the child.