Nifty·Posted on Aug 19, 201419 Parents Every Teacher MeetsSchool is back and so are these parents.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Neighbor moodboard / Via Thinkstock They live in your neighborhood, and once you've met them you run into them everywhere. This is especially awkward at the supermarket when they look into your cart and see a pack of cheap beer and US Weekly. 2. The Over-Your-Header Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC They take every issue they have with you (no matter how tiny) directly to the principal. 3. The Veteran Eugene Garcia/Orange County Register / MCT They have older children who were already in your class, so they know your system like the back of their hand. 4. The Hottie Antonio_Diaz/Antonio_Diaz They're so wowza attractive that you have to resist the impulse to say, “Enough talk about your kid. Tell me about you!” 5. The Expert Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures They either have a cousin who is a teacher or recently caught Stand and Deliver on TBS, and therefore believe they know exactly how you should run your class. 6. The Actual Expert feelphotoart/feelphotoart They're a teacher themselves (or were one), and actually do have a good idea of how you should run your class. They make you a little nervous. 7. The Best Friend Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Columbia Pictures They share details of their love life in between discussions of their kid's test scores. 8. The Ghost Dewitt/Dewitt They've never come to the school and won't return your calls no matter how many times you dial their number. You know they exist, though, because you've heard their voice on their outgoing message. 9. The Giver Madhourse/Madhourse They mean well, but make you uncomfortable with all of the questionably appropriate gifts they offer. (“Thanks, Mrs. Jones, but I really shouldn’t accept gifts —" “But they’re front row.” “Really? I mean, no!”) 10. The Ghostwriter Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. They clearly do their kid's homework, and are brazen enough about it to pepper each assignment with college level grammar and thousand dollar words. 11. The Angel Jupiterimages / Via Thinkstock They're always the first to offer help around the classroom or to chaperone a field trip. They do so much for your class, in fact, that you almost feel guilty about it. 12. The Bandwidth Burner Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF gifsec.com They send you daily emails, regularly keep you on the phone for forty-five minutes or more, and stop you in the parking lot on the way to your car. 13. The Nostalgic Grad Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC They're usually terrific to deal with, but no interaction with them is complete until they've told you another story from their school days. 14. The Accuser Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC They're convinced that every little thing that goes wrong with their child is your fault, and will corner you once or twice a year to give you a royal telling off. 15. The Scapegoat Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC Their kid has you convinced they're the problem ("I couldn't do the homework because my mom won't let me use the computer"), but when you meet them it becomes clear their kid is trying to play you both. 16. The Grounder franck camhi / Via Thinkstock They start every conversation with “What did he do now?” and punctuate your discussion with things like, “Doesn’t surprise me one bit!” and “He is so grounded!” 17. The Acquaintance goce/goce They're your dentist, former high school classmate, or neighbor. This either makes things really easy... or really awkward. (Mid dental exam: "Well, Dr. Jones, I gave your son an “F” because… OW!!!”) 18. The Apologizer Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC They're skittish about approaching you even when they're absolutely right to, and never fail to profusely apologize about taking up your time. 19. The Supporter monkeybusinessimages / Via Thinkstock They're on the same page as you in trying to support their child's education, and make your job a lot easier.