The helicopter parent brings anxieties to the teacher. This article explains how to deal with the helicopter parent. We, as teachers, should embrace their 'interest' in our teaching style and our reasoning behind their child's grades.
In this recent article we find that more and more teachers are being bullied by the parents. This article divides the parents into three types. Parental anxieties are explained as being more prevalent in today's society which perhaps gives us a reason for their bullying behavior.
This article has lots of strategies and advice for school Principles, which class teachers can also use. It discusses the school as a community and building relationships so that parents feel valued. This is an issue that all schools will deal with at some point.
Not all difficult parents have the same gripes, or the same approach. This article outlines the different types of parents teachers encounter and how to deal with them. From the absent parent to the demanding parent.
I like this simple video, it explains a clear method to dealing with an angry parent. It serves to teach the parent how to behave respectfully while still being able to communicate the message to the teacher.