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Five Ways to Have More Effective Communication with Your Child’s Teacher

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
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When parents send their children off to school every day, they do not always know what goes on in the classroom until report cards come out or it becomes time for parent teacher conferences. But having a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of being involved in your child’s education.

According to Parentsoup.com, the following five tips can help you forge a strong relationship with your child’s teacher, which helps your child get more out of his or her school experience.

Introduce yourself. Don’t wait until something goes wrong to meet the teacher. Introduce yourself as soon as possible and try to make a kind, friendly impression.
Get the facts.If your child tells you something upsetting about what happened at school, they may be leaving out important details. Calmly get the teacher’s side of the story before you make any judgments.
Show respect. If you have a problem with a teacher, have the courtesy to discuss it with the teacher first. Only go to the principal if you can’t get the issue resolved.
Be empathetic.Teachers have a tough job, and their goal is to do what’s best for your child. Approach them with this in mind.
Stay in touch. Don’t wait for report cards to come out before getting in touch with the teacher. Keeping an open dialogue throughout the year helps you and the teacher give your child the best possible educational experience.

Find more tips and advice for improving your relationship with your child’s teacher at Good Parents Stay Involved.