I've had it happen with well meaning paras who work with
special kids. I let it go day one to not embarrass anyone or
say something in front of the child. Then I meet with the
para and carefully explain what art, individually and my
personal beliefs are. After that it goes fine. Often the
para creates their own art along with the class. It keeps
them busy while they can still keep an eye on things. I'm
sure the same approach would work with a parent.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
Geoffrey McClain wrote:
> I wanted to add that the reason I don't care much for parents interacting
> with the students is this: I've had the mom actually take the pencil,
> crayon, oil pastel or whatever from the child and finish the drawing. I've
> also had aides do this . It's easier to tell the aide to stop than the
> parent. Have any of you ever experienced this?
> Sky in NJ