I've spent a lot of time in schools.
There was preschool, then my K-12 school, then college, with dance school there all the way through.
Then post college, while dancing, I was a teacher. I taught at studios ranging from Dolly Dinklesque to conservatory we-send-students-to-leading-companies-and-Julliard schools. I taught at a fancy and rigorous girls' school in Manhattan.
As parents at school went, I thought I had seen it all.
Then I became a parent sending her kids to school. While I have met some fabulous families, families whom I'd love to see become lifelong friends, there are (sorry if you think I'm beating a dead horse) some crazy folks on the lurk.
I really could have used a guide, like the one given to Lindsay Lohan's character at the beginning of Mean Girls.
Lucky for you, today's post will guide you through the jungle of parents at your kids' school, giving you a descriptions and strategies to help you emerge from potentially stressful or even dangerous, interactions, unscathed!
To receive your tour of Parentland, you'll have to put on your ruby slippers, and click your heels on over to Cocktails With Mom!
We'll wait for you to pour a drink. . .