With Yom Tov over and school continuing in earnest, both parents and children hope that this school year will be better than ever – that good students will become great students, mediocre students will significantly improve, and poor students will meet basic requirements. As often happens, though, while students and teachers progress toward their goals, issues emerge that must be dealt with. Parents naturally try very hard to effect changes in their children’s situation. Some will succeed, helping their children reach new heights. Others will not succeed, and may instead cause terrible damage in their children’s relationship with their teachers, as well as in their attitudes.