"We often hear that we should be partners not prosecutors and accused of causing problems. Remember we come to you with a lot of emotional baggage (some very bad) plus it is a natural instinct to be protective (of ourselves and child). When I feel YOU are being a partner and truly understand my experience and my child I am exceptionally cooperative because I finally can feel trust."
"Stop taking it personal if I don’t trust you, I don’t know you and I have been burned year after year. Once bitten, twice shy."
*A parent of a child with a specific learning disability wanted this shared because the staff members at the school are constantly accusing her of being bitter or hostile and she is NOT acting this way, she is only asking the hard questions the school does not want to deal with.