What to Do When Your Kid Says: "My Teacher Hates Me!"
Last year your child had Miss Warm and Fuzzy. But this year, he has Mrs. Tough Love — and he’s convinced she has it out for him. The more likely scenario? “‘My teacher doesn’t like me’ is code for ‘I don’t like my teacher,’” says Jennifer Mitgang, a family therapist in Rego Park, NY, specializing in school-age issues. If your child’s not used to being more firmly corrected, he could be projecting his feelings onto his teacher. If you suspect that’s it, here’s what to do:
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