Virtually all the data on student performance links high achievement and appropriate behavior at school to positive parent involvement in their child’s education. Fortunately, the vast majority of parents are eager to cooperate with educators to secure what is best for their child. However, for a variety of reasons some resort to excuses, blame, accusations and anger when their child experiences difficulties and educators seek their support. Some well-meaning parents struggle to let go of the need to control every aspect of their children’s lives, including everything that goes on at school. This book provides helpful strategies and ways to interact with all parents, but will be especially beneficial with parents whose cooperation and proper support can be difficult to obtain.