When I student taught in first grade a girl missed the first day because she was nervous about a “man” teaching her. However, her mother and my coop teacher were both supportive and quickly this student adjusted and when I see her and her family at the store or park etc she always runs over to say hello and usually gives a big hug. Her mother has been very complimentary and appreciated having a man in her daughter’s classroom. So I agree with Bryan, the lack of guidance and support is the disturbing thing from my perspective.