dealing with parent drama without hurting the kids

Erin - posted on 02/16/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am having issues with another parent in my daughters class. She likes to tell everyone that I am the reason for drama and I am a drama queen. I have tried avoiding her and just being polite if I have to be around her. But when I do that I am being mean and some other not so nice names. I am at wits end and I don't that I have ever done anything to her. I have helped her when I can. I have picked up her daughter and taken home from things. I am just not sure how to deal with it. I thought I wouldn't have to deal with this after I got out of high school but apparently not because I have been out of high school for almost 15 years. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Klara - posted on 02/17/2011

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Honestly, I might try a more direct approach when the kids are not around, and ask her point blank if there was/is something you did to upset her, and if what you've been told about the things she said are true. Tell her that for the sake of the kids, you'd really like to resolve the issue and get along. If this doesn't work, i agree, try to keep away from her as much as possible. Even if it does work, I'd be careful not to spend too much time with her. Wish you the best!

Angie - posted on 02/17/2011

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Keep doing what you're doing. As long as you don't talk about her behavior people will see the truth. Steer clear of her and her family and get on with your life.

Brooke - posted on 02/17/2011

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I wouldn't try making it a big deal, or draging others into it, but casually ask one or two other parents if they know why she is upset with you so you can fix it. If you approach them in a manner that seems like you are truely concerned they may either help you, or defend you when she says something else. Just an idea, hope it helps.

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