A new family arrived at DS school. From same county as us. Put their daughter in the school without putting her on the roll while they were going through the statement process. Kid was in school full time and freaking out. Parents left staff to cope even though kid wasn't on roll and school had no support/TA for her. Just wanted evidence for statementing so two months later, pulled her out of school once statement was about to be issued.
They started to ask me to take their DD home a few times and she had tea here. Lovely girl. Just not coping with school. Parents always late to pick her up and then stayed hours talking through their issues.
Problem is family have now become a bit of a pain. Dad turned up on my doorstep at 7 last Friday to 'chat'
They email me late at night and have twice tried to ring me way past 9pm. I screened and avoided them.
I am really not a 'rules' person and would help anyone but they are taking the piss,They know I have DS out of school and I feel they just took advantage of DS's school.
I really don't want get dragged into their weird world. What should I do?
You are now very busy because you are setting up homeschool. You can't do unplanned visits because it will interrupt (be firm). Don't respond to late night calls or emails and they will stop because it doesn't get them what they need.
What they did re statements and school is immaterial. Their lack of manners and boundaries needs addressing.
Thanks. I suppose I mention school etc because I don't want to get dragged into whatever they are up to. They have been rude and difficult with school staff and I have a good relationship with school. I just don't want to get involved.
What zzzzz said. Anyway, why weren't you watching Politician's husband after you pointed it out to me and subsequently tied me up for an hour 3 weeks in a row?
I'm not as organised as you I don';t think, so I lose friends all the time unitentionally but just not responding or getting back. Non-response is very effective and disappearing people whether you intended the outcome or not.
"I'm sorry I can't stop now I'm....." Teaching, on the phone, eating, I have guests coming, I'm busy, I wish you'd called.
At no point do you let them in, you walk with them towards the road.
I hate unannounced visitors. People on one level know I have 5 children and HE ds and work from home, but they still fail to realise I don't really have free time. Given notice I can juggle things (which I do for people I like), sometimes I just can't and their 1 or 2 hour chat, means I miss 1 or 2 hours sleep.