- Pinocchio's Mom -- who believes that her child, unlike every other child in the universe, never ever tells a lie of any kind.
- Caped Crusader -- believes his ideas or principles should be embraced by everyone.
- Ms. "Quit Picking on My Kid" -- even when the parent admits that her child's behavior was unacceptable, she will argue that everyone else's was, too.
- The Intimidator -- who wants what he wants, and he wants it now.
- The Stealth Zapper -- she may appear innocent, but her words and actions can sting.
- The Uncivil Libertarian -- fights for what he insists is his child inalienable right to any or all of these: passionate embraces, obscene messages on shirts, the F word on its many forms, hazing, bullying, fighting, and visible underwear. (Most teachers and administrators think not.)
- No Show's Dad -- one kind of parent seems to think that attendance isn't mandatory, but optional.
- Helicopter Mom -- who hovers constantly, ready to whisk away any problem or inconvenience that might befall her child.
- The Competitor -- every encounter with the teacher is a contest, like a World Federation Wrestler.
Left to right: Sarah Stimely, Cheryl Thurston, Samantha Prust, Anne Marie Martinez, Heather Madigan, Mary Gutting (front center). Not pictured: Rochelle Dorsey.
The staff holds copies of How to Handle Difficult Parents, a book we published that received a great review in John Rosemond's column syndicated in 225 newspapers across the country. Our national distributor, Amazon.com, reaching as high as #31 in sales. Our congratulations to author Suzanne Capek Tingley for writing a book that has enjoyed such success., immediately sold out of its stock as people started ordering from bookstores. For several days, the book was in the top 50 on