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Being both a parent and a relevant professional in your child's life

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loretta1 Tue 08-Mar-16 21:31:10

Have you ever felt that your knowledge makes it more difficult to help your child? I am feeling so disheartened. Please could you share any experiences you have. It might be that you are a teacher yourself and can share your experience of teacher's responses to you, once knowing you are a teacher, in connection with their dealings with your child. It might be that you are a therapist with a child who has had need of specialist mental health services as an outpatient. It might be that you are a psychologist who has had need of psychiatric or psychological services for your child. You may be a nurse or a doctor or a health care professional. If your child has been an inpatient in psychiatric services, I would love to know how staff and the system has responded to knowing your profession. This is not research or college work, its just that its really hard when all you want is to help your child through their educational or health difficulties and you just meet such barriers. Please write if you have experienced this.

PhyllisDietrichson Wed 09-Mar-16 07:11:44

Yes I teach and have a DC in my school, luckily DC is well behaved so I dont' get to hear list of complaints from staff directly to me at work via email or in the corridor like colleagues in same situation have, but DC pretty much hates me being in the same school as I teach a lot of their friends, and EVERY little thing gets back to DC which is a pain I understand.

What's your context loretta1?

CaptainTightpantsforPM Sat 12-Mar-16 18:28:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

loretta1 Sat 12-Mar-16 21:07:25

Hi PhyllisDietrichson
Oh gosh, that's another aspect. Can I just check what or who is CaptainTightpantsforPM and the MNHQ team? Sorry its ages since i have been on Mumsnet and i don't know the terms and i actually don't know whether that's a joke or real? I also saw something about not posting unless the topic is on the Mumsnet Bloggers Network - I have clicked on that and not got much further - sorry - so not doing well - help? After the help, I will continue with my context. Thanks for replying PhyllisDietrichson

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 13-Mar-16 11:49:45

Hi loretta1 - we're going to move your thread over to our Parenting topic because this will be a better place for you to find support and advice.

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