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Crying in front of head teacher and key worker

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laughingbear Fri 10-Oct-14 13:43:26

Anyone else done this? Horribly embarrassing. Also probably completely counterproductive as they surely think I'm an unhinged worrier. DD not even special needs or anything (that I know of yet! Touch wood) just new at nursery, and finding dealing with other children - friendships, rejections etc - challenging. In my defense (though it isn't really) moved city a few days before she started, and have had a complicated logistical time of it. And have never been in to see a head teacher before. I won't be doing it again in a hurry.

insancerre Fri 10-Oct-14 18:28:03

Don't feel embarrassed. It really isn't that unusual for parents to get upset.
It happens all the time. It shows you care. If they are parents themselves they will be able to empathise and understand where you are coming from.

FuckYouChrisAndThatHorse Fri 10-Oct-14 18:31:00

Our lovely headteacher, after settling ds when moving school, turned to me and said, "it's always so much harder on the parents. How are you? You're allowed to be emotional!"

He was so lovely and it made me realise ds would be just fine smile

It made me realise they must be used to parents caring about their dcs. Showing you care is no bad thing. Hope you're ok.

laughingbear Sat 11-Oct-14 14:10:23

Thank you for sweet comments ... Apart from the twinges of embarrassment every time I remember it, all ok

caravanista13 Sat 11-Oct-14 14:19:45

You'd be surprised how often it happens! I always had a decorative box of tissues in my office for exactly those occasions.

tippytappywriter Sat 11-Oct-14 14:27:21

I've cried in the playground when the Head asked me how my son was getting on. I've frequently cried on other parent's shoulders too. I'm not an emotional wreck normally! Hope you're OK.flowers

sh77 Mon 13-Oct-14 18:53:36

Oh I do know how you feel. I did myself only last week. I didn't realise how quickly I was overcome with emotion discussing my son not settling.

Ruth10 Sat 08-Nov-14 10:08:39

I teach and it happens ALL THE TIME. Honestly don't worry about it. I certainly don't think any differently of any mums that have cried in front of me. In fact it kind of forms a bond and I usually end up getting on brilliantly with those parents. Please don't worry!

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