Teachers share the most bizarre complaints from parents

Teachers have taken to Reddit to reveal the most outrageous complaints and demands they've ever received from parents. Photo / Getty
Teachers have taken to Reddit to reveal the most outrageous complaints and demands they've ever received from parents. Photo / Getty

They say teaching is a vocation and that it takes great patience to handle a classroom of potentially unruly children every day.

However, some educators seemingly have more trouble dealing with the parents of their charges than they do with controlling a room full of boisterous six-year-olds or surly teenagers.

Teachers have taken to Reddit to reveal the most outrageous complaints and demands they've ever received from parents, including one who threatened to pull her daughter from school if she didn't get a starring role in the Christmas concert.

Parents who are outraged when their children don't get good results was a common theme, such as one mother who agreed that her son had answered most exam questions incorrectly but believed the teacher could have "cut him some slack".

And some parents seem to disagree with discipline, such as the individual complained when their child was not rewarded with a lollipop after spitting on another child.

One teacher was blamed for rain on a school trip and was told the child would never have been allowed to go if they'd known of the mere possibility of precipitation.

Bizarrely, one teacher was chastised for speaking too much in French despite the fact they were teaching the language.

One of the most bizarre accounts was a parent who wanted their child's teacher to deal with the fact they'd overheard swear words - from a complete stranger outside of the school grounds.

Teacher or cop?

One of the most bizarre complaints was from a parent who thought their child's teacher should deal with it when they overheard swear words in a public place. Photo / Reddit
One of the most bizarre complaints was from a parent who thought their child's teacher should deal with it when they overheard swear words in a public place. Photo / Reddit

Spitting doesn't count...

You can't teach common sense! Parents couldn't understand why their little darling didn't get a lolly for good behaviour - after spitting on another child. Photo / Reddit
You can't teach common sense! Parents couldn't understand why their little darling didn't get a lolly for good behaviour - after spitting on another child. Photo / Reddit

Back to school

A mother wanted the teacher to give her long-graduated musician daughter a starring role at a grad dinner to help launch her music career. Photo / Reddit
A mother wanted the teacher to give her long-graduated musician daughter a starring role at a grad dinner to help launch her music career. Photo / Reddit

Cleaner concerns

A parent with seemingly racist believes demanded to know where the school cleaners come from. Photo / Reddit
A parent with seemingly racist believes demanded to know where the school cleaners come from. Photo / Reddit

Teacher moonlighting as Subway delivery guy

If you forget to send your child to school with lunch, simply ask the teacher to dash out for a quick sandwich run. Photo / Reddit
If you forget to send your child to school with lunch, simply ask the teacher to dash out for a quick sandwich run. Photo / Reddit

Cut him some slack

A teacher was accused of unfairly picking on a student for criticising their incorrect homework. Photo / Reddit
A teacher was accused of unfairly picking on a student for criticising their incorrect homework. Photo / Reddit

Girl before boy

A father bizarrely objected to his child being taught to read the word 'girl' ahead of 'boy'. Photo / Reddit
A father bizarrely objected to his child being taught to read the word 'girl' ahead of 'boy'. Photo / Reddit

Idol threats

A star is born! A mother said she's send her daughter to a different school if she didn't get the most coveted role in the Christmas concert. Photo / Reddit
A star is born! A mother said she's send her daughter to a different school if she didn't get the most coveted role in the Christmas concert. Photo / Reddit

- Daily Mail

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