Teacher to Parent
I had a conversation with a parent today and for some reason I felt like my abilities were being judged the entire time. I am a young teacher (25) and look even younger. I also mentioned staying on top of her daughters reading because I felt she was struggling a bit, but not enough for a huge concern. Our conversation did turn friendly and a discussion of how children are being raised came up. We both agreed that there is an over all lack of discipline in some homes and the increase of some learning and psychological disabilities is possible a result of processed foods.
However she did correct my grammar once (my grammar was in fact incorrect), but I just felt like I was in a job interview more than having a conversation after this point. She is an older mother and does work very hard for her children and sometimes struggles financially. From what I have been told, she is sometimes a bit defensive about this. Could her behavior been a result of her feeling defensive or am I just being overly sensitive?
I realize this is not completely a school question, but I thought parents may have some insight I did not see as I am not a parent myself.