I am not sure who coined the term "precious little snowflake" on here when referring sarcastically to other ppls children but its getting kind of old and is also a little rude. I absolutely know who my kid is and am not in denial about her behaviors and what she is capable of doing in a negative aspect as well as a positive one. I may be occasionally to quick to think my dd is the instigator in childhood disagreements b/c her history of disagreeing so please don't respond with I am in denial as to what my child does and doesnt do. I know kids can misinterpret situations and get information wrong and some kids can and do flat out lie but that isnt the point of my post. IMO when I read teachers on here using this term in a sarcastic manner to refer to other ppls children it just makes you sound jaded and like you have been in this profession a little to long. You may have come across tons of parents who fit what you are describing to a "T" but it is not professional or appropriate. It is confusing to hear one post where parents are getting bashed for not being involved more in their childs education and then in a matter of minutes another post saying parents are too involved. Everyone is different and not everyone fits into what "your" views of good parenting looks like. Just b/c you see something a certain way doesn't mean that is the best way...it may be the best for YOU but no one on here has a right to judge how someone else parents we are all doing the best we can whether you think so or not. I wish ppl could just try to put yourself in someone elses shoes and show a little compassion every now and thenl.