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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".