Building A Parent-Teacher Relationshipby Teresa, The CuteKid™ Staff
Having a good relationship with your childís teacher will help ensure that your child will be
successful in school. You can do this by being involved in the school. Take advantages of
opportunities to visit your childís classroom. The last couple of years I have attended school
function and most classroom parties as well. Because of this I was able to get to know his
teacher, felt comfortable with how she was teaching my son, and knew that she would contact me
if any problems arose.
4. Make sure that you arrive on time. The teacher is on a tight schedule, especially if they have a large class. Be considerate and donít make them wait. Also be considerate of other parents and donít go over your allotted time. If you have concerns that werenít addressed set up another time that you can meet with your childís teacher.
5. Itís a good idea to start with a positive comment about the class or the teacher. This will help put everyone at ease.
6. Stay open-minded. No ones child is perfect and the teacher may have some concerns. Keep your emotions under control, after all, the teacher does have your childís best interests at heart.
Unfortunately there are sometimes conflicts between a child and their teacher. Before siding against the teacher get both sides of the story. I remember a friend saying that their child thought his teacher was picking on him when in reality the teacher was trying to get him to realize his full potential. When the teacher realized that the child was taking it negatively and the child realized the teacher was doing it because she cared the problem was resolved.
Children whose parents are involved in their education are usually more successful in school and teachers play a huge role in that success. So isnít it worth it to develop a good parentĖteacher relationship for your childís academic success?